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

Cedar of Lebanon

Cedrus libani

 

—National Museum/National Museum of Natural History —

 
Cedar of Lebanon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 29, 2013
1. Cedar of Lebanon Marker
Inscription.
This tree commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 1904 groundbreaking of the new National Museum. A wooded park, with a variety of trees including these cedars, previously stood here.

Dedicated on June 15, 2004

Photo caption:
Smithsonian Secretary Samuel Langley (holding spade) breaks ground as other Smithsonian staff, including the Smithsonian's first African American employee, Solomon G. Brown, participate in the June 14, 1914, ceremony.


Smithsonian
National Museum of Natural History

 
Erected 2004 by Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
 
Location. 38° 53.506′ N, 77° 1.57′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Constitution Avenue, NW (U.S. 50) east of 12th Street, NW. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20224, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Solomon G. Brown (here, next to this marker); Colossal Head 4 (replica) (within shouting distance of this marker); Equal Justice Under the Law (within shouting distance of this marker); Petrified Wood
The "Cedar of Lebanon" Marker (left) - adjacent to that of Solomon G. Brown image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 29, 2013
2. The "Cedar of Lebanon" Marker (left) - adjacent to that of Solomon G. Brown
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Our Tax Dollars (about 500 feet away); Nathan Hale (about 500 feet away); Temple for Our History (about 800 feet away); G-Men and G-Women (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in The National Mall.
 
Also see . . .
1. Smithsonian Secretary, Samuel Pierpoint Langley. (Submitted on November 15, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. National Museum of Natural History (construction completed 1910-1911). (Submitted on November 15, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Smithsonian Institution
 
Categories. EnvironmentHorticulture & ForestryNotable Places
 
The "Cedar of Lebanon" marker - on the cicle drive, west ot the Constitution Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 29, 2013
3. The "Cedar of Lebanon" marker - on the cicle drive, west ot the Constitution Avenue
entrance to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Secretary Samuel Langley and staff - detail from the "Cedar of Lebanon" marker photo image. Click for full size.
1904
4. Smithsonian Secretary Samuel Langley and staff - detail from the "Cedar of Lebanon" marker photo
The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History (originally, the "National Museum") - opened 1910 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, November 29, 2013
5. The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History (originally, the "National Museum") - opened 1910
viewed from across Constitution Avenue, NW.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   5. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on March 4, 2017.
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