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Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Andrew W. Mellon

Memorial Fountain

 
 
Andrew W. Mellon Memorial Fountain: bench marker inscription image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 23, 2012
1. Andrew W. Mellon Memorial Fountain: bench marker inscription
Inscription.
Andrew W. Mellon
1855 – 1937
Financier, Industrialist, Statesman
Secretary of the Treasury 1921-1932
Ambassador to Great Britain 1932-1933
Founder of the National Gallery of Art 1937
This fountain is a tribute from his friends.

 
Erected 1951 by His Friends.
 
Location. 38° 53.541′ N, 77° 1.178′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW east of 6th Street, NW. Click for map. The inscription is on the back of the concrete bench which forms the inner west wall of the memorial - in the fountain park occupying the traffic island at the east end of the "Federal Triangle". It is directly across Constitution Avenue from the National Gallery of Art and across Pennsylvania Avenue from the Newseum complex and the Embassy of Canada. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pennsylvania Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Protecting Consumers and Competition (within shouting distance of this marker); 601 Pennsylvania Avenue (about 300 feet away, measured
The Andrew W. Mellon Memorial Park, with the inscribed fountain bench to the right image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 4, 2012
2. The Andrew W. Mellon Memorial Park, with the inscribed fountain bench to the right
- across Constitution Avenue from Mellon's gift the nation, the National Gallery of Art, visible in the background.
in a direct line); Embassy of Canada, Washington, DC (about 400 feet away); Chief Justice John Marshall (about 500 feet away); National Intelligencer (about 600 feet away); Market Space: Yesterday’s Town Square (about 600 feet away); National Council of Negro Women (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Penn Quarter.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Gallery of Art. (Submitted on August 6, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Andrew W. Mellon Memorial Fountain. (Submitted on August 6, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Smithsonian Institution; National Mall; Federal Triangle; philanthropy.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & CommerceNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
The Embassy of Canada, viewed from the Andrew W. Mellon Fountain across Pennsylvania Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 4, 2012
3. The Embassy of Canada, viewed from the Andrew W. Mellon Fountain across Pennsylvania Avenue
The Memorial Fountain, its brass basin's celebrated Zodiac motif hidden in the shade, image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 4, 2012
4. The Memorial Fountain, its brass basin's celebrated Zodiac motif hidden in the shade,
with the National Gallery of Art in the background.
The National Gallery of Art: West Building image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 4, 2012
5. The National Gallery of Art: West Building
- viewed from 6th Street and Constitution Avenue. "In 1937, Mellon donated his substantial art collection, plus $10 million for construction, to establish the National Gallery of Art on the National Mall in Washington, D.C."
Ambassador Andrew W. Mellon image. Click for full size.
6. Ambassador Andrew W. Mellon
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 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 September 11, 2016.
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