Washington in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The ﬁrst houses south and west of Dupont Circle
—Diverse Visions/One Neighborhood —
The first houses south and west of Dupont Circle were built mostly of brick or brick and sandstone using Queen Anne, Chateauesqe, Richardsonian Romanesque or Georgian Revival styles. The Queen Anne style building at 1400 21st St. has a splendid and unique keystone arch. On both sides of O St., as well as on the 1400 block of less-known Hopkins Place (1400 block), are turn-of-the-century houses that have been restored to their original condition.
Don't miss 2020 O St. (left), where James Beauchamp "Champ" Clark lived while serving as Democratic floor leader and sometimes speaker of the House. Clark ran against Woodrow Wilson for the Democratic nomination for President in 1912. Leading figures of both parties, including President Wilson, visited Clark here. The home is now part of a three-house inn.
Police Call Boxes such as this one (originally painted blue) were installed in the District after the Civil War. Officers on foot patrol used this secure telegraph system to contact the station, accessing the box with a now highly collectible "gold key." This system was used until the late 1970s when it was abandoned in favor of more modern communication methods.
Artist Deena Gorland
DC native and Dupont Circle resident Deena Gorland has been a photographer since 1983. She holds a B.F.A. from San
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Location. 38° 54.518′ N, 77° 2.809′ W. Marker is in Washington, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of 21st St. NW and O St. NW, on the right when traveling south on 21st St. NW. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20037, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Before the city built a bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Brewmaster's Castle (about 600 feet away but has been reported missing); Dewi Saraswati (about 700 feet away); James G. Blaine Mansion (about 700 feet away); Myrtilla Miner (about 800 feet away); Taras Shevchenko Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mahatma Gandhi Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Society of the Cincinnati (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
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