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The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Spencer Fullerton Baird

 

—1823 - 1887 —

 
Spencer Fullerton Baird Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 21, 2011
1. Spencer Fullerton Baird Marker
Inscription.

Second Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
Pioneer in American Natural History

[on reverse of statue:] ("Opus, Baskin, 1976")

 
Erected 1976 by Smithsonian Institution.
 
Location. 38° 53.29′ N, 77° 1.523′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Jefferson Drive SW north of Independence Avenue and 10th Street, NW. Click for map. Marker is behind the Smithsonian "Castle" on the east side of the Enid A. Haupt Garden, at the entrance to the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building - which is presently closed off by construction barriers. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000. Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington DC 20560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andrew Jackson Downing (a few steps from this marker); Enid A. Haupt Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Smithsonian Institution Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arts and Industries Building (about 300 feet away); Carousel on the Mall, Washington, D.C.
Spencer Fullerton Baird image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 21, 2011
2. Spencer Fullerton Baird
(about 400 feet away); Joseph Henry (about 400 feet away); Earth Day Park (about 500 feet away); Federal Grain Inspection Service (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in The National Mall.
 
Also see . . .
1. NOAA Giants of Science: Spencer Fullerton Baird. (Submitted on August 23, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Spencer Fullerton Baird. (Submitted on August 23, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Ornithology, Ichthyology, Fisheries science; Leonard Baskin, sculptor; Enid A. Haupt Garden.
 
Categories. AnimalsEducationNotable PersonsScience & Medicine
 
Spencer Fullerton Baird Memorial, front image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 21, 2011
3. Spencer Fullerton Baird Memorial, front
Spencer Fullerton Baird Memorial - artwork on back of the pedestal image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 21, 2011
4. Spencer Fullerton Baird Memorial - artwork on back of the pedestal
- renderings of wildlife (fish and birds) - the subjects of Baird's renowned research in natural history.
Spencer Fullerton Baird Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 21, 2011
5. Spencer Fullerton Baird Memorial
Prof. Spencer Fullerton Baird image. Click for full size.
By Brady/Handy
6. Prof. Spencer Fullerton Baird
Library of Congress
Spencer Fullerton Baird Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 5, 2016
7. Spencer Fullerton Baird Marker
The restored Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building can be seen in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   7. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on March 4, 2017.
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