|District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Ysabel I, La Catolica — [Queen Isabella of Spain and the Americas]|
| Panel 1, east side of pedestal, facing 17th St.: Ysabel I La Catolica Reina de Castilla de Aragon de las Islas y Tierra Firme del Mar Oceano
Panel 2, upper west side of pedestal, facing OAS Hdqts.:
Esta estatua fue restaurada con el patrocinio de la Spain-USA Foundation e inaugurada en presencian de S.A.R. Dońa Cristina de Borbón, Infanta de Espańa, el 15 de Octubre de 2010. --------------------------
This statue was restored with the patronage of the Spain-USA . . . — Map (db m65257) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — A Canal to the West - Tide Lock|
| [Panel 1:]
A Canal to the West
For years it was a dream – a canal to open a trade route from local commercial centers to the rich Ohio country across the Allegheny Mountains. Business would thrive as mule-drawn barges carried wheat, furs, whiskey, livestock, and coal to bustling ports at Georgetown, Washington City, and Alexandria, providing a cheap alternative to overload wagon roads.
Begun July 4, 1828, the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal was dug around dangerous Potomac . . . — Map (db m46939) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Albert Einstein - The Einstein Memorial|
|[Panel 1:] Albert Einstein, March 14, 1879 - April 18, 1955.
"As long as I have any choice in the matter, I shall live only in a country where civil liberty, tolerance, and equality of all citizens before the law prevail," Albert Einstein.
Albert Einstein, probably best known for his theory of relativity, revolutionized scientific thought with new concepts of space, time, mass, motion, and gravitation. His statement that energy and matter are interchangeable was the key to the . . . — Map (db m10739) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Aleksandr Pushkin — 1799 -1837|
| During his all too brief life, Aleksandr Pushkin created a body of literary works of astonishing, life-affirming beauty. Deeply attached to his Russian and African roots, Pushkin’s genius was devoted to the values of honor, freedom and individual dignity. He gave his life for them. To this day, Pushkin is the Russian people’s pride. Exigi Monumentum
[Verse in Russian text: …]
[Translation in English:] "In years to come I’ll earn my people’s adoration, For only . . . — Map (db m46981) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Announcement of the Atomic Age — [Niels Bohr]|
| On this campus, January 26, 1939, Nobel Laureate Niels Bohr reported the splitting of the uranium nucleus with the release of two hundred million electron volts of energy, thus heralding the beginning of the atomic age. This announcement took place in the Hall of Government, Room 209, at the Fifth Washington Conference on Theoretical Physics organized by GWU Professors George Gamow and Edward Teller and jointly sponsored by the Carnegie Institution and the George Washington University. . . . — Map (db m47330) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Benito Juárez Memorial — Statues of the Liberators|
| [Inscriptions, east face:]
”Respect for the rights of others is peace” Benito Juárez 1806-1872 The people of Mexico to the people of the United States of America El respeto al derecho ajen es la paz Benito Juárez 1806-1872 El pueblo de Mexico al pueblo de los Estados Unidos de America
[Inscription, center of west base:]
En este sitio fue depositada tierra de Guelatao, Oaxaca, lugar de origen del Presidente BENITO JUAREZ 7 de Enero de 1969
[Inscription, . . . — Map (db m65702) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Bernardo de Gálvez Memorial|
| Bernardo de Gálvez
(Count de Gálvez)
1746 - 1786
"Bernardo de Gálvez the great Spanish soldier carried out a courageous campaign in lands bordering the lower Mississippi. This masterpiece of military strategy lightened the pressure of the English in the war against the American settlers who were fighting for their independence.
"May the statue of Bernardo de Gálvez serve as a reminder that Spain offered the blood of her soldiers for the cause of American independence." . . . — Map (db m40957) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Department of State — [Harry S. Truman Building] — 23rd Street Entrance|
| The Department of State is the nation’s oldest and senior cabinet agency. It was established by Congress in 1789 to conduct America’s diplomatic relations.
The State Department represents U.S. interests to foreign governments, promotes peace, security, and freedom, pursues economic opportunity abroad to create jobs at home, protects the American people from the dangers posed by drug trafficking, weapons proliferation, and harm to the environment, and assists Americans traveling or living . . . — Map (db m40248) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Edward Teller — Professor of Physics, 1935 to 1945|
| This plaque commemorates the seminal research of the renowned Dr. Edward Teller during his tenure at The George Washington University.
By agreement with GW Professor George Gamow, President Cloyd Heck Marvin invited the Hungarian-born Teller to join the Physics Department in 1935. During the next six years, while enthusiastically reaching the new quantum theory and before taking a leave of absence for the war effort, Teller lent his wide knowledge and clear thinking to a series of . . . — Map (db m47326) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — George Gamow — Professor Of Physics at The George Washington University — from 1934 to 1956|
| Gamow (1904-1968) is renowned for developing the “Big Bang Theory” of the universe (1948); explaining nuclear alpha decay by quantum tunneling (1928); describing, with Edward Teller, spin-induced nuclear beta decay (1936); pioneering the liquid-drop model in nuclear physics (1928); introducing the “Gamow” factor in stellar reaction rates and element formation (1938); modeling red giants, supernovae, and neutron stars (1939); first suggesting how the genetic code might . . . — Map (db m47320) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — George Washington|
| An authorized cast bronze by the Gorham Foundry from the original by Jean Antoine Houdon (1741-1828) which stands in the State Capitol at Richmond, Virginia. It was purchased by The George Washington University in 1932 on the occasion of the George Washington Bicentennial. After standing in a number of locations on the campus, the statue found its permanent home in the University Yard and was dedicated on this spot on September 6, 1991. “George Washington” is part of The George . . . — Map (db m47315) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — GW's River Horse — [Lisner Auditorium]|
| Legend has it that the Potomac was once home to these wondrous beasts.
George and Martha Washington are even said to have watched them cavort in
the river shallows from the porch of their beloved Mount Vernon on summer evenings.
Credited with enhancing the fertility of the plantation, the Washingtons believed
the hippopotamus brought them good luck and children on the estate often attempted
to lure the creatures close enough to the shore to touch a nose for good luck.
So, too, . . . — Map (db m46980) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Leonard A. Grimes — (1815 - 1873)|
| Leonard A. Grimes, a Black man born free in Leesburg, Virginia, owned a residence on this corner from 1836 to 1846.
In the 1830s, he owned a successful coach business transporting passengers in and around Washington. He also carried slaves seeking freedom in the North and was an early organizer of the Underground Railroad.
From 1840 to 1842, he was imprisoned in Richmond for aiding an escape. In 1846 Grimes moved with his family to New Bedford, Massachusetts where he continued his . . . — Map (db m46970) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — National Academy of Sciences|
Marker Panel 1: on the lawn, off the sidewalk, north side of Constitution Avenue, NW:
National Academy of Sciences Incorporated 1863
National Academy of Engineering Institute of Medicine National Research Council.
Marker Panel 2: on the exterior wall, west side of the south entrance – off the sidewalk, south side of C Street, NW:
Inscription on the exterior wall, east side of the south entrance: The National Academy of Sciences . . . — Map (db m65095) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Pembroke College, Oxford, Coat of Arms|
|This Pembroke College, Oxford, Coat of Arms
is a gift
to The George Washington University
from the Fellows of the College
Pembroke College, Oxford, was founded in 1624 by James I and two “rich citizens of Abingdon.” The College was named after the third Earl of Pembroke, who was Chancellor of Oxford University at the time. He was expected to make a substantial benefactions; unhappily, he died in 1630 without doing so. Charles I gave the College an important endowment. . . . — Map (db m53488) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Simón Bolívar — "Statues of the Liberators"|
| [south face of pedestal]
Born July 24, 1783
Died December 17, 1830
Santa Marta, Colombia
[east face of pedestal]
The Republic of Venezuela to the United States of America 1958
[west face of pedestal]
Liberated Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Panama
[north face of pedestal]
[Venezuelan Coat of arms]
Republica de Venezuela: "19 de Abril de 1810, . . . — Map (db m65731) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — St. Mary’s Episcopal Church — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 728 23rd Street, NW|
| [Panel 1]:
St. Mary’s was the first Episcopal church in Washington where African Americans could worship free of discrimination. It was established in 1867 by 28 men and women, many of them formerly enslaved. Two White congregations, St. John’s Church and Church of the Epiphany, worked with founders to establish St. Mary’s. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton donated the chapel from a decommissioned Civil War hospital, and another benefactor donated this lot. The present (1887) . . . — Map (db m46905) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — The American Meridian|
| To your left is the hemisphere of the Atlantic, the hemisphere of Europe and Africa, of Roman numerals and Indian script, of the Silk Road and the rising sun.
To your right is the hemisphere of the Pacific and the American West, the hemisphere of Japan and China, of calligraphy and rocketry, of towering volcanoes and the starry night.
Beneath your feet is the line that divides the two.
From 1848 to 1884, the United States of America marked the center of its world at this line. . . . — Map (db m46880) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — The Home of the Pan American Union|
| The Home
Pan American Union
the international organization of the
twenty one American Republics
Erected 1908 – 1910
through the munificence of Andrew Carnegie
Secretary of State and
Chairman of the Governing Board
Albert Kelsey and Paul P.Cret
John Barrett, Director
Francisco J. Yanes,
Assistant Director — Map (db m65264) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — The United Church/Die Vereinigte Kirche — United Methodist Church United Church of Christ|
| Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, December 14, 1978. Dedicated May 15, 1892, this was the second church built on this site by the Concordia Lutheran Evangelical German congregation, founded January 17, 1833; the lot was sold to the German Lutherans by Jacob Funck in 1768. John Philip Sousa was baptized here, November 26, 1854. From 1898 some services were held in English, predominantly so as of 1933. As office buildings replaced residences, the congregation merged with the . . . — Map (db m47539) HM|