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"Surratt Boarding House"
 
"Surratt Boarding House" Marker Photo, Click for full size
By M. A. Pimentel, April 11, 2008
1. "Surratt Boarding House" Marker
 
Inscription.
A historical landmark
“Surratt Boarding House”
604 H Street N.W. (then 541)
is said to have been where
the conspirators plotted
the abduction of
U.S. President Abraham Lincoln
in 1865.
Plaque by Chi-Am Lions Club

 
Erected by Chi-Am Lions Club.
 
Location. 38° 53.981′ N, 77° 1.223′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on H Street, N.W, one mile west of 6th Street, NW (U.S. 1). Click for map. The marker is located on the building facade, adjacent to the entrance of the restaurant. Marker is at or near this postal address: 604 H Street N.W., Washington DC 20004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Surratt's Boarding House (here, next to this marker); Friendship Archway (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chinatown (about 500 feet away); The Daguerre Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Roots of Freedom and Equality (approx. 0.2 miles away); Patent Office Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The National Building Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln Walked Here (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Downtown.
 
More about this marker.
 
View of the marker and building from across the street Photo, Click for full size
By M. A. Pimentel, April 11, 2008
2. View of the marker and building from across the street
 
The site is currently occupied by the Wok N Roll Restaurant, which offers a mix of Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

The Wok N Roll restaurant is located in the Chinatown area of Washington, DC. It is about one block west of the Chinatown/Gallery Place Metro Station.
 
Regarding "Surratt Boarding House". Mary Surratt was tried and executed by the U.S. government for her part in the Lincoln assassination. During the assassination, Mrs. Surratt and her daughter lived at the H. Street home, rather than her home in Surrattsville (currently Clinton), Maryland.


The appearance of the boarding house today is markedly different than how it appeared during Mrs. Surratt's residence there. The entrance was originally at the second story.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mary Surratt. Details of the events surrounding Lincolnís assassination as related to Mary Surratt. (Submitted on April 13, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland.) 

2. Photo of the Surratt House. A contemporary photograph of the house from the time of the war. (Submitted on April 13, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland.) 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland. This page has been viewed 9,152 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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