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Glen Echo in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

A Heroine's Home

 
 
A Heroine's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 16, 2011
1. A Heroine's Home Marker
Inscription. Beyond the trees stands a Victorian House as unique as its owner. This house was built for Clara Barton in 1891 by Edward and Edwin Baltzley as part of the National Chautauqua at Glen Echo. With 30 rooms serving as offices, bedrooms, and storage, the house served as a home for Miss Barton and her staff, a warehouse for supplies, and the first permanent headquarters for the American Red Cross. Clara Barton's house is a testament to her character; from her frugality in covering the ceilings with cotton bandages instead of plaster, to her pride in the Red Cross demonstrated by its emblem on stained glass windows, her home reflects the personality of a determined leader and dedicated worker and the overlap between her private and professional lives.
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Today, Clara Barton National Historic Site stands as a monument to a true American heroine, a symbol of her humanitarian work and lifetime of service. The house is open daily for free guided tours. Tours start on the hour between 10:00am and 4:00pm.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior.
 
Location. 38° 58.052′ N, 77° 8.432′ W. Marker is in Glen Echo, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Oxford
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By A Heroine's Home Marker
2. A Heroine's Home Marker
Road, on the left. Click for map. Located at Parking lot for Glen Echo Park and Clara Barton House. Marker is in this post office area: Glen Echo MD 20812, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Life of Service (within shouting distance of this marker); Clara Barton House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Glen Echo Park Yurts (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glen Echo Park’s Crystal Pool (about 500 feet away); The Changing Face of Glen Echo (about 500 feet away); Glen Echo Park: Protest Years 1960 (about 500 feet away); Glen Echo Park: Spanish Ballroom c. 1943 (about 500 feet away); Glen Echo Park: Aerial View c. 1954 (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Glen Echo.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
A Heroine's Home, porch view image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 16, 2011
3. A Heroine's Home, porch view
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By Mike Stroud, July 16, 2011
4. A Heroine's Home
Registered National Historic Landmark: Clara Barton National Historic Site *** (added 1966 - - #66000037) ♦ Also known as Clara Barton House 5801 Oxford Rd. , Glen Echo
♦ Historic Significance: Person
♦ Historic Person: Barton,Clara
♦ Significant Year: 1897
♦ Area of Significance: Social History
♦ Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899
♦ Owner: Federal
♦ Historic Function: Domestic, Health Care
♦ Historic Sub-function: Hospital, Single Dwelling
♦ Current Function: Landscape, Recreation And Culture, Work In Progress
♦ Current Sub-function: Museum, Park
Winter View of The Clara Barton House image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats
5. Winter View of The Clara Barton House
This view of the front of the house is from the parking lot.
Winter View of the Northwest Face image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats
6. Winter View of the Northwest Face
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 591 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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