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Alexander Robey Shepherd

 
 
Alexander Robey Shepherd Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, February 8, 2013
1. Alexander Robey Shepherd Marker
Inscription.

Governor, Territory of the District of Columbia (1873-1874)
born Washington, D.C. January 31, 1835
died Batopilas, Mexico, September 12, 1902
buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Civil War Union veteran, entrepreneur, civil leader
advanced L'Enfant's plan through public works
Introduced modern silver mining in Mexico
statue dedicated 1909, removed 1979, returned 2005
Plaque placed by
The Association of Oldest Inhabitants of the District of Columbia

 
Erected 2010 by The Association of Oldest Inhabitants of the District of Columbia.
 
Location. 38° 53.714′ N, 77° 1.901′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW and 14th Street, NW on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington, DC: Capital and City (a few steps from this marker); The John A. Wilson Building (within shouting distance of this marker); John J. Pershing, General of the Armies (1860-1948)
Alexander Robey Shepherd Monument image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, February 8, 2013
2. Alexander Robey Shepherd Monument
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Open For Business (about 300 feet away); The Great Seal of the United States (about 400 feet away); Julia Ward Howe (about 400 feet away); The New Willard (about 400 feet away); The Peace Convention (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Downtown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Alexander Shepherd.net / Photo Gallery. (Submitted on May 7, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. The Association of Oldest Inhabitants of the District of Columbia. (Submitted on May 7, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. "Boss" Shepherd; John A. Wilson ["District"] Building; U.S.J. Dunbar, sculptor; Federal Triangle
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable PersonsPoliticsWar, US Civil
 
"Shepherd": U.S.J. Dunbar, sculptor image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, February 8, 2013
3. "Shepherd": U.S.J. Dunbar, sculptor
Alexander Robey Shepherd image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
4. Alexander Robey Shepherd
U.S.J. Dunbar sc. Wash. DC -1905- image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
5. U.S.J. Dunbar sc. Wash. DC -1905-
Signature on Shepherd statue.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 495 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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