Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
 
 

Washington, District of Columbia Historical Markers

262 markers matched your search criteria. The first 200 markers are listed. Next 62
 
Faith and Action Marker image, Click for more information
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2016
Faith and Action Marker
District of Columbia, Washington — 2 — Faith and Action — An East-of-the-River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail
Settled by the formerly enslaved. Some Barry Farm-era churches still serve the neighborhood. Macedonia Baptist Church, about a block to your left at 2625 Stanton Road, was organized in 1866 by Rev. James William Howard. Ten years later a group . . . — Map (db m100825) HM
District of Columbia, Washington — Lewis House
This structure has been Recorded by the Historic American Building Survey of the United States Department of Interior for its archives at the Library of Congress — Map (db m100778) HM
District of Columbia, Washington — Mary Church Terrell
Terrell Place is named after Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954) Teacher, Writer, Civil Rights Activist Mary Church Terrell championed equal rights throughout her life — locally, nationally, and internationally. From 1951 to 1952, . . . — Map (db m100863) HM
District of Columbia, Washington — 19 — Mother Churches and Their Daughters — An East-of-the-River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail
Across This Intersection is St. Teresa of Avila, the first Catholic Church east of the Anacostia River. It is called the “mother church” because many area congregations are its offshoots.

As Uniontown grew, so did its Catholic . . . — Map (db m100775) HM

District of Columbia, Washington — 5 — The Curative Powers of Nature — An East-of-the-River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail
The Fence and wall ahead of you, on either side of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, enclose historic St. Elizabeths Hospital. The pioneering facility opened in 1855 to treat mentally ill members of the armed forces and DC residents. At a time when . . . — Map (db m100694) HM
District of Columbia, Washington — The Northern Baptist Convention
In This Building On May 16-17, 1907 —The— Northern Baptist Convention Was Formed and The Hon. Charles Evans Hughes Elected Its First President — Map (db m100889) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Barney House
This Property Has Been Place on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Circa 1794 — Map (db m100743) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 8 — Birney School — An East-of-the River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail
The Handsome Italian Renaissance Building. across the street opened as James G. Birney Elementary School in 1901. Its wood-frame predecessor, the original 1889 Birney School, was the first school built with public funds for African American . . . — Map (db m100669) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Company K, 150th Ohio National Guard Infantry
Memorial to Co. K. 150th O.N.G.I. Which took part In the defense of Fort Stevens, D. C. July 12, 1864 — Map (db m76118) WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 7 — Connecticut Ave. from Lafayette Square to Ashmead Place — Dupont Circle — Diverse Visions/One Neighborhood
was just a well-worn trail for many years, after L'Enfant made it a prominent diagonal in his 1792 plan. The route was known as "the road to Holmead's" because of the family-owned cemetery at this very location. The mansion behind you at 1701 20th . . . — Map (db m93418) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Cortelyou House — 1891 — Residence of George B. Cortelyou
This residence was designed by architect Appleton P. Clark, Jr. and built in 1891 for Daniel Birtwell. In 1900, George Bruce Cortelyou occupied the house when he became secretary to President McKinley. Cortelyou continued to serve in public office . . . — Map (db m69292) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Cosmos Club — Historic Site, Washington, DC
Founded in 1878, the Cosmos Club is a private social and cultural organization whose members are eminent in their professional fields. Members have included U.S. presidents, Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, and recipients of the Presidential . . . — Map (db m89462) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Creating the "City Beautiful" — Meridian Hill Park, National Historic Landmark
At the beginning of its second century, the nation's capital was changing dramatically. In 1902, the United States Senate adopted a number of recommendations from the Senate Park Commission, popularly known as the McMillan Commission. By 1910, a . . . — Map (db m63940) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 4 — Crossroads Create Community — Battleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail
The Grand, Neo-classical Revival style building that you see across Georgia Avenue north of Missouri opened in 1925 as the Bank of Brightwood, thanks to efforts of the Brightwood Citizens Association. Designed by Treasury Department architect . . . — Map (db m72818) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Denison House — ("House #4")
Erected in 1874-1875 James Denison (1837-1910) Denison was the first Deaf principal of the Primary Department, later known as the Kendall School, and served for almost 50 years. He and his family lived here from 1875-1909. Gift of Gallaudet . . . — Map (db m96352) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Denvel D. Adams — National Adjutant — 1962 - 1988
Dale Adams, a service-connected disabled veteran of World War I, joined the DAV's professional staff in 1945 as a National Service Officer. In 1962, he was appointed National Adjutant, becoming the architect of the modern Disabled American Veterans. . . . — Map (db m87194) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Design Challenges — Meridian Hill Park, National Historic Landmark
Limited funds and dramatic change in elevation at the Meridian Hill Park site -- falling 75 feet from north to south -- challenged the Commission of Fine Arts and their designers. The 16th Street edge required massive retaining walls to transition . . . — Map (db m63944) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 12 of 15 — Designed to Compete — A Self-Reliant People — Greater Deanwood Heritage Trail
This quaint frame building has served several church congregations since its construction in 1908. The First Zion Baptist Church stayed for more than 60 years. Since 1993 members of Joshua's Temple First Born Church have worshiped within its walls. . . . — Map (db m21681) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 319 — Development in the neighborhood — Dupont Circle — Diverse Visions/One Neighborhood
Development in the neighborhood got its first start in 1871 when the Board of Public Works, under the leadership of Alexander “Boss” Robey Sheperd, installed sewers, paved roads, extended gas pipes and planted trees here and . . . — Map (db m99347) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — District of Columbia War Memorial
”This temple will recall for all time their services and sacrifices.” President Herbert Hoover, November 11, 1931 The Great War of 1914 to 1918 transformed the world. The war introduced lethal new . . . — Map (db m75903) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Dorothea Dix 1802 - 1887 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
Inspired by her social conscience, Dorothea Dix launched a self-financed career aimed at improving the lives of the mentally ill. Her mission to document squalid institutional living conditions and inhumane treatment built public awareness and . . . — Map (db m91874) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Dr. Edgar J. Helms — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
Dr. Edgar J. Helms founded Goodwill Industries in 1902 to help people with disabilities and disadvantages fully participate in society by expanding their occupational capabilities. To accomplish this mission, Helms created an innovative system . . . — Map (db m92000) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus 1884 - 1967 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, a retired educator, founded AARP in 1958 to promote her philosophy of productive aging. She influenced the marketplace to develop innovative solutions for social needs. Today, her organization promotes independence, dignity . . . — Map (db m92105) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Dr. George Edmund Haynes 1880 - 1960 and Ruth Standish Baldwin 1863 - 1934 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
Recognizing the need for a national infrastructure to support the black urban population through employment, education and advocacy, Ruth Standish Baldwin and Dr. George E. Haynes founded the National Urban League in 1910. The Urban League movement . . . — Map (db m92209) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Dr. Justine Bayard Ward
. . . — Map (db m96308) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Tree
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge..." Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968 This tree named in honor of Dr. King, January 14, . . . — Map (db m70616) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Drum and Spear Bookstore Site — 1371 Fairmont Street, Northwest — African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC
The Drum and Spear Bookstore, founded in 1968 by Charlie Cobb, a former secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, specialized in books written by black authors, and books on Asian, African, and African American subjects. Growing . . . — Map (db m85756) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 8 — Early Entrepreneurs — Battleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail
Apple and Peach Trees once covered the slopes to your left, some 40 acres' worth, all planted by noted horticulturalist John Saul (1819-1897). In the 1870s Saul was one of Brghtwood's largest landowners. In addition to these orchards, he . . . — Map (db m72822) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Earth Day Park
Welcome to Earth Day Park Earth Day Park is a living example of the United States Government’s commitment to environmentally conscious landscape design and use of renewable resources. As part of the celebration of Earth Day 1994, President . . . — Map (db m99344) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Edgar Allen 1862 - 1937 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
Edgar “Daddy” Allen founded Easter Seals in 1919. Inspired by his vision and passion, Easter Seals creates solutions that change lives and assures that children and adults with disabilities can live with equality, dignity and . . . — Map (db m92201) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 1 of 19 — Edge of the Row — Tour of Duty — Barracks Row Heritage Trail
America’s oldest navy and marine installations are just blocks from where you are standing. This is the northern edge of a Capitol Hill community shaped by the presence of the U.S. military. Eighth Street is its commercial center. The Washington . . . — Map (db m100122) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Elks Columbia Lodge No. 85 — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
1844 Third Street, NW Columbia Lodge No. 85 of the Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World was incorporated in Washington in 1906, eight years after the parent organization was incorporated in Cincinnati, Ohio. . . . — Map (db m87154) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania — Mrs. Henderson's Favorite Embassy — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail
You are standing in front of the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania. The Spanish Baroque style mansion is all that remains of what was once a duplex, or double, embassy building designed by George Oakley Totten for Mary Foote Henderson's . . . — Map (db m82711) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Embassy of the Republic of Poland — A Beaux-Arts Beauty — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail
You are now standing in front of the longest-serving embassy building among Washington DC's more than 180 diplomatic missions: the Embassy of the Republic of Poland. Renowned architect George Oakley Totten designed the building for Mary Foote . . . — Map (db m83344) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Emma V. Brown Residence — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
3044 P Street, NW Emma V. Brown (1840-1902) was an accomplished poet and the first African American teacher to be employed by the DC Public Schools. Educated at Myrtilla Miner's school on N Street, NW, and at Oberlin College, native . . . — Map (db m97745) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Ernest K. Coulter 1871 - 1952 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
Ernest K. Coulter’s enduring contribution is the founding, in 1904, of the Big Brothers Big Sisters youth mentoring movement. Coulter lived a life of purpose and passion. Social welfare activist, journalist, lecturer, author, lawyer and advocate for . . . — Map (db m92126) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Escape Across the Potomac — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
As war with Britain wore on, some U.S. military leaders believed the nation's capital, with its inland location and military defenses, was safe. So Washingtonians were cruelly surprised when the British invaded on August 24, 1814. As the enemy . . . — Map (db m97215) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Eunice Kennedy Shriver — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
When Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded Special Olympics in 1968, she envisioned a program of athletic competition for people with mental and developmental disabilities that sidelined prejudice and substituted opportunity and understanding. Through her . . . — Map (db m91919) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Evalyn Walsh McLean and the Hope Diamond
A Cinderella world once existed behind the stone wall you see straight ahead, occupied by Evalyn Walsh McLean. Evalyn was the only daughter of multimillionaire Thomas F. Walsh — he struck gold in Colorado — and Carrie Bell Reed, a . . . — Map (db m88717) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Father Michael J. McGivney
1852-1890 A visionary parish priest through whose determined efforts The Knights of Columbus was founded in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1882 to strengthen the faith of Catholic men and to protect their families — Map (db m96320) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — First Bloom — Lady Bird Johnson Park — George Washington Memorial Parkway
”To me beautification means our total concern for the physical and human quality we pass on to our children and the future.” - Lady Bird Johnson When kids connect with national parks, the result is conservation. Through . . . — Map (db m53699) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Fleeing the Executive Mansion — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
On August 24, 1814, President James Madison rode out to Bladensburg, Maryland, to observe the state of the American troops defending the nation's capital. U.S. General William Winder, now sure of the direction of the British approach, marched . . . — Map (db m87590) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Forrest Marbury House
Forrest Marbury House Circa 1788 Category I Landmark National Register of Historic Places • Site of a dinner hosted by General Uriah Forrest for his old friend and former commander, President George Washington, on March 29, 1791. . . . — Map (db m82654) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Fort Chaplin — Civil War Defenses of Washington — 1861-1865
Earthworks of Fort Chaplin are visible through the wooded areas at the top of the hill. Fort Chaplin was named in honor of Col. Daniel Chaplin, who was mortally wounded on August 17, 1864, at Deep Bottom, Virginia. — Map (db m10628) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Fort DeRussy
One of the Civil War Defenses of Washington. Constructed on the site in 1861 Fort DeRussy commanded the deep valley of Rock Creek. Its armament consisted of 11 guns and mortars including a 100-pounder Parrott Rifle. — Map (db m20823) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Fort Reno — Top of the Town — Tenleytown Heritage Trail
To your right is "Point Reno" the highest point in Washington -- 409 feet above sea level, to be exact. This unsurpassed vantage brought the Civil War (1861-1865) to Tenleytown. After the Union defeat at Bull Run in July 1861, northern troops . . . — Map (db m63883) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Fraser Mansion — Built 1890
This Property is listed in The National Register of Historic Places As a National Landmark for its Architectural and Cultural contributions To the District of Columbia — Map (db m79008) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Frederick Douglass — (1817 - 1895)
Orator - Publisher - Statesman Precursor of the Civil Rights Movement An ex-slave who rose to world renown as an abolitionist and who served in high government posts under presidents Grant through Cleveland, Frederick Douglass resided in this . . . — Map (db m69264) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Frederick Douglass 1817 - 1895 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
A Famed orator and writer Frederick Douglass was also a key architect of the movement that ended slavery, the very institution into which he was born. Even after his goal to abolish slavery was achieved, Douglass persisted in his struggle for . . . — Map (db m92084) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Freedmen's Hospital — African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC — 520 W Street, NW
Freedmen's Hospital was established by the federal government in 1862 to address the needs of thousands of African Americans who poured into the city seeking freedom during the Civil War. The hospital's first administrator was Major Alexander T. . . . — Map (db m84805) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Friendship Estate
Friendship was the country estate for two generations of the McLean family. The English style manor house “Eden Bower” was built around 1800 by British Col. Richard Pyle. Pyle was succeeded by Georgetown University, which used the . . . — Map (db m88722) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 336 — From 1890 to 1910 — Dupont Circle — Diverse Visions / One Neighborhood
From 1890 to 1910, some of the nation’s finest architects built mansions at or near Dupont Circle in Queen Anne, Richardsonian Romanesque, Italian Renaissance or Colonial Revival style. Wealthy couples living elsewhere built most of the early . . . — Map (db m89393) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 16 — From Beer Garden to Park View — Lift Every Voice — Georgia Ave./Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail
"Innumerable colored Chinese lanterns ... shedding that dim uncertain light which is the delight of lovers and the poetry of beer drinking" -- Washington Post, June 1879 Back when this area was open fields, German Americans . . . — Map (db m99221) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — From June to December, 1917 — The Occoquan Steps
From June to December 1917 members of the National Woman's Party were imprisoned for picketing the White House to publicize the struggle to win the vote for Women. Those incarcerated in the District of Columbia's workhouse in Occoquan, Virginia . . . — Map (db m71336) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Garage — Tudor Place
In the 1800s, a barn stood to the right of the building you see today. The garage, the left hand portion of the building ahead, was built in 1913-1914 to house the family’s automobile and to provide an apartment for the chauffeur. The last owner’s . . . — Map (db m95957) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — General Manuel Belgrano — 1770 — 1820
Statesman, Leader and Forerunner of the Independence Movement in Latin America. Promoter of the economy and education, mentor of the principles of freedom that burst onto the Argentine early political scene in May 1810. An exemplary soldier, he . . . — Map (db m74989) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — General Peterson Goodwyn
Commemorating The American Revolutionary Service of General Peterson Goodwyn General Peterson Goodwyn equipped his own company and was cited for gallantry at the battles of Smithfield and Great Bridge — member of the Virginia House of . . . — Map (db m80692) WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Georgetown and the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal
Left panel: Georgetown became a port city soon after its 1751 founding. Located on the Potomac River, it was the logical choice for the canal’s terminus. Canal activity further spurred Georgetown’s economic growth. By the late 1800s, it was . . . — Map (db m97762) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Georgetown Refuge — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail-War of 1812 — Dumbarton House
In 1814 this was the home of the Charles Carroll family, fiends of President James Madison and his wife, Dolley. Carroll came to the President’s House on August 24, as Madison was returning from the defeat at Battle of Bladensburg. Soon word arrived . . . — Map (db m95914) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Georgia Douglas Johnson Residence — African Amerian Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
1461 S Street, NW During the 1920s and 1930s, this house hosted a Saturday evening literary salon, welcoming such luminaries as Alice Dunbar Nelson, Angelina Grimkι, Langston Hughes, Alain Locke, Kelly Miller, and Jean Toomer. Poet and hostess . . . — Map (db m96274) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 8 of 19 — Girard Street Elites — Cultural Convergence — Columbia Heights Heritage Trail
The 1100 and 1200 blocks of Girard Street once were home to a “Who’s Who” of African American leaders. This and nearby “double-blocks” are the heart of John Sherman’s Columbia Heights subdivision. By placing all houses 30 . . . — Map (db m97763) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Grand Army of the Republic
Grand Army of the Republic Organized at Decatur Illinois, April 6, 1866. By Benjamin Franklin Stephenson M.D. — Map (db m87897) WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Harriet Tubman circa 1820 - 1913 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
Harriet Tubman escaped a life of slavery only to return south, at her own peril, time and again, to lead more than 300 fugitive slaves through the Underground Railroad to safety and freedom. After the Civil War, Tubman raised money to clothe and . . . — Map (db m91877) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Harry Wardman
The name Harry Wardman (1872 - 1938) is practically synonymous with Woodley Park, having built numerous houses and apartments in the neighborhood. Wardman built his own home on the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Woodley Road in 1909. He later . . . — Map (db m87503) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Healing in War and Peace
Georgetown University Hospital, set atop a row of hills along Reservoir Road, promotes good health through patient care, research and education. Founded in 1898 and shaped by Georgetown's Catholic Jesuit heritage, the hospital consistently has . . . — Map (db m98976) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Helen Fay House — ("House #3")
Erected in 1874-1875 Helen Bradshaw Fay (1881-1957) Class of 1904 (Certificate of Graduation from Normal Department) Born in Washington, D.C., Fay lived her whole life on Kendall Green. In 1907, she taught at Kendall School for 39 years. . . . — Map (db m96353) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Helen Keller 1880 - 1969 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
⠠⠓⠑⠇⠑⠝ ⠠⠅⠑⠇⠇⠻ Blind and deaf writer and activist, and guiding force of the American Foundation for the Blind who devoted her life to expanding possibilities . . . — Map (db m99513) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Henry Martyn Robert — 1837–1923 — Brigadier General, U. S. Army
In Memory Of Henry Martyn Robert (1837–1923), Brigadier General, U. S. Army. One of this country’s most distinguished river, harbor and shoreline engineers, he was led by civic concerns to become the noted original author of the familiar . . . — Map (db m31140) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Herb Cottage — "Old Baptistry"
The Herb Cottage was built as the temporary baptistry of Washington National Cathedral. The first Bishop of Washington, Henry Yates Satterlee, commissioned this building from architect T. Henry Randall (1862-1905). It was begun in 1903 and . . . — Map (db m40993) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Herman Hollerith
In this building, Herman Hollerith perfected his pioneering punched card tabulating machines -- the forerunners of today's computer systems. Hollerith moved his business here in 1892 while his early machines were at work on the U.S. census of 1890, . . . — Map (db m97678) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Heroes of 1814 — Star-Spangled Banner Historic Trail
Congressional Cemetery, founded 1807, is the resting ground for many War of 1812 figures. Among them are Navy Yard Commandant Thomas Tingey, the first architect of the Capitol, Dr. William Thornton, State Department Clerk Stephen Pleasonton, and . . . — Map (db m80481) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Herring Highway — Rock Creek Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Peirce Mill Dam was completed in 1906 to create a scenic waterfall on Rock Creek. Since its construction, the dam has prevented spawning herring and other migratory and resident fish from swimming further upstream. A Denil fishway was installed in . . . — Map (db m70670) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Hilleary's Smiling Corner
Welcome to "Hilleary's Smiling Corner," named for Albert and Flora Hilleary, who ran the corner grocery store here from about 1919 to 1961. Like many other corner stores in Georgetown, this was a gathering place for the neighborhood. Children . . . — Map (db m98978) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Historic Kappa House — 1708 S Street, NW — African American Heritage Trail, Washington D.C.
Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity was founded at Indiana University in 1911. The ten founders determined from the start that membership would be based solely on achievement. In 1949 the fraternity's Washington Alumni Chapter worked with undergraduate . . . — Map (db m93390) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — History of the Catholic University Law School — History of the Columbus University School of Law
History of the Catholic University Law School 1895-1954 As early as 1890, Archbishop John Joseph Keane, the first rector of The Catholic University of America recognized the need for the study of law at the university to meet the demand for . . . — Map (db m96321) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — History Preserved and Adapted
Georgetown began in the 1740s as a tobacco port, where ships departed for Britain, Europe and the West Indies filled with flour, lumber, coal, grain and, above all, tobacco. The fine harbor brought visitors and goods and, with them, prosperity and . . . — Map (db m98971) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 3 — Hold the Mayo! — Battleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail
English, Irish and German settlers, as well as enslaved and free African Americans, were the first non-natives to claim Brightwood. Farmers dominated until the Civil War. Then in the 1890s electric streetcars allowed government workers to live . . . — Map (db m72817) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Hollywood on the Potomac
Think of Georgetown as the real life equivalent of the MGM back lot. Hollywood has used Georgetown as a backdrop for drama, comedy, intrique, romance, crime, disaster — and horror. You are standing near the 75 steps that figured prominently in . . . — Map (db m90168) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Home of James Monroe
Built in 1802 This house was the home of James Monroe Lieutenant-Colonel in the American Revolution While Secretary of State and of War under Madison, and for the first six months of his administration as fifth President of the United States, . . . — Map (db m97526) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Howard Hall — African American Heritage Trail, Washington D.C.
607 Howard Place, NW Howard Hall was completed in 1869 as the home of white Civil War General Oliver Otis Howard (1830-1909), for whom Howard University was named. As commissioner of the Bureau of Refuges, Freedman and Abandoned Lands . . . — Map (db m65707) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Ida Wells-Barnett 1862 - 1921 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
Ida Wells-Barnett crusaded aggressively for civil rights her entire life and was unafraid to exercise those rights when custom ran contrary to the law. Involved in many civil rights causes, she played leadership roles in the women’s suffrage . . . — Map (db m91878) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 7 — If These Mansions Could Talk — A Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail
Over the years most of Logan Circle's Mansions experienced numerous uses and have returned to private occupancy. For example 15 Logan Circle was completed in 1877 for Lt. Cmdr. Seth Ledyard Phelps, a Civil War Veteran appointed by President . . . — Map (db m66750) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 14 — It Takes a Village — A Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail
After the Civil Disturbances following the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1968, 14th Street appeared largely abandoned by day. By night, however, residents witnessed scenes of the “world's oldest . . . — Map (db m80103) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — James Buchanan — Diplomat, Statesman, and Fifteenth President of the United States — Meridian Hill Park, National Historic Landmark
Buchanan was our only bachelor president and relied upon his orphaned niece, Harriet Lane, to act as his First Lady during his years in the White House (1857 to 1861). In her estate, Harriet Lane Johnson made a bequest to fund a memorial to her . . . — Map (db m63631) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — James G. Blaine Mansion — Historic Site, Washington DC
2000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Politician James G. Blaine (1830-1893), the three-time Republican presidential hopeful who represented Maine in the House and the Senate, built this house in 1881-82. Blaine and his family lived here only briefly . . . — Map (db m98315) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Jane Addams 1860 - 1935 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
In 1889, with Ellen Gates Starr, Jane Addams founded Hull House in Chicago, one of the nation’s first settlement houses. It served as a community center for the poor and its success helped lead to the creation of hundreds of similar organizations in . . . — Map (db m91873) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Japanese Stone Lantern
The Gift of Light. Presented to the city of Washington on March 30, 1954, this stone lantern symbolizes the enduring cultural partnership that re-emerged between Japan and the United States after World War II. The lantern is one of two . . . — Map (db m37515) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Japanese Stone Lantern - Lighting the Way — National Mall and Memorial Parks
Each year, the National Park Service and the National Council of State Societies conduct the Lantern Lighting Ceremony. The Embassy of Japan appoints a Cherry Blossom Princess for the occasion. As the audience counts down from five, the lantern is . . . — Map (db m29559) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Jesuit Community Cemetery
Since the year 1808 this site has served as the final resting place for members of the Jesuit community at Georgetown University For God has destined us not for wrath but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, . . . — Map (db m93102) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — John Muir 1838 - 1914 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
John Muir's enduring legacy is evident in the vast acreage comprising our National Park System and the Worldwide influence of the Sierra Club, created to advocate for the survival of the world's natural resources. Initially driven by his spiritual . . . — Map (db m91961) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — John Wesley Cromwell Residence — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
1439 Swann Street, NW Lawyer, scholar, and publisher John Wesley Cromwell (1846-1927) lived here from 1894 until his death. Born enslaved in Portsmouth, Virginia, Cromwell moved to Washington in 1871 to study law at Howard University. He . . . — Map (db m96273) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Jones-Haywood School of Ballet — African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC
1200 Delafield Place, N.W. The Jones Haywood School of Ballet was founded here by Doris W. Jones and Claire H. Haywood in 1941. Their Capitol Ballet Company, established in 1961, remained the nation's only predominantly African American, . . . — Map (db m65511) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Josι Artigas Memorial — "Statues of the Liberators"
inscription, south face of base: Josι Artigas Father of the Independence of Uruguay inscription, north face of base: From the people of Uruguay to the people of the United States of America inscriptions, on . . . — Map (db m67168) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Joseph Baer Danzansky — 1914-1979 — Humanitarian …Businessman…Washingtonian
“All my life I have had a love affair with the City of Washington.” In a time of racial strife he brought reconciliation and mutual respect. In the struggle between management and labor he worked for reason and moderation. In a . . . — Map (db m92230) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Juliette Gordon Low — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
Juliette Gordon Low Founded Girl Scouts of the United States of America in 1912 to encourage girls to develop and strengthen their leadership skills, to provide support, kindness and compassion to those in need; and to prepare to serve as . . . — Map (db m92229) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 9 of 19 — Justice vs. Injustice — Cultural Convergence — Columbia Heights Heritage Trail
These elegant 13th Street Houses were constructed when racial separation was legal and widely accepted. In 1910 the deeds for many houses across 13th Street had covenants banning “any negro or colored persons.” Those on this side . . . — Map (db m23603) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Keeping the Cherry Trees Healthy
Flowering cherry trees need constant care to keep them growing and blooming well. They are pruned once a year to remove damaged or diseased limbs. A second annual pruning shapes the trees. Soil that has been compacted – one of the great . . . — Map (db m100155) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Klingle Mansion — Rock Creek Park
This Pennsylvania Dutch style structure was built in 1823 by Joshua Pierce. The west side was added in 1843. It encloses ten rooms within its three stories. A utility house and potting shed flank the rear. Joshua was an avid horticulturist, and . . . — Map (db m70684) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Laurent Clerc — 1785-1869
First deaf teacher of deaf students in America Presented to our alma mater by grateful alumni to commemorate Gallaudet's move to university status on October 24, 1986. This bust is a copy of the Clerc Memorial at the American School for the Deaf. . . . — Map (db m96356) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Legacy of War
On August 24, 1814, the British brought the war to the streets of Washington. After soundly defeating the Americans at nearby Bladensburg, enemy soldiers invaded the Nation's Capital—burning the President's House, U.S. Capitol, and other . . . — Map (db m74939) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Leonard M. Elstad
Elstad Auditorium Dedicated to Leonard M. Elstad, G-'23 1899-1990 Third President of Gallaudet University 1945-1969 This plaque presented by the Alpha Sigma Pi Fraternity — Map (db m98459) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Lillie Mackall
. . . — Map (db m68745) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Lithuania's March to Freedom — Keeping a Nation Alive — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail
Since 1924 this mansion has housed representatives of the Republic of Lithuania, even during the 50 years when the country was occupied by the Soviet Union. In the late 1700s, the Russian Empire annexed Lithuania's territory, ending the . . . — Map (db m82751) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Logan Circle — National Mall and Memorial Parks
The Logan Circle Historic District possesses a rich history. In 1791, Pierre L'Enfant selected this elevated terrain for the intersection of two of his grand avenues. Despite its prominent location, the area failed to attract development until after . . . — Map (db m79319) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 7 — Logan Circle Just Ahead — A Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail
Some of the City's finest Victorian Houses ring Logan Circle. While the area appears on the L'Enfant Plan of 1791, it took Alexander “Boss” Shephard's improvements to make these grand houses of the 1870s and '80s possible. Three . . . — Map (db m80174) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Long & Winding Woodley Road
The first map of Woodley Park, called Kervand's Woodley, and dated 1875, shows Woodley Lane (now called Woodley Road) as the only road through the area and the heart of the new subdivision. As recently as 1887, Woodley lane was described as “a . . . — Map (db m87536) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Louise Burrell Miller Residence — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
1204 T Street, NW Louise Burrell Miller led a group that successfully sued the DC Board of Education in 1952 to have deaf African American children educated within the District. Until Miller v. the Board of Education, the children, . . . — Map (db m96272) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Luther and Charlotte Gulick — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
Luther and Charlotte Gulick founded Camp Fire in 1910 as America’s first nonsectarian, interracial organization for girls. Boys joining in 1975. The organization provided opportunities and real-life lessons seven areas key to successful childhood . . . — Map (db m91876) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — M Street - A Road Well Traveled
M Street has always been heavily traveled. In 1795 this prompted passage of the first local speeding law, making it illegal to gallop horses on M Street. Back in 1634, things were quieter. Then, Englishman Henry Fleet wrote of finding "deer, . . . — Map (db m97704) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Machine in a Stone Box
Peirce Mill represents the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution in America. For centuries, small water-powered mills had ground grain into flour, using human labor in every step of the process. This 1829 mill, on the other hand, was a mechanized . . . — Map (db m79724) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Mahatma Gandhi Memorial
[Inscription on base of statue - West Side:] महात्मा गांधी Mahatma Gandhi 1869-1948 “My Life Is My Message” [North Side:] . . . — Map (db m39923) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 16 — Mansions, Parks, and People — Cultural Convergence — Columbia Heights Heritage Trail
On your right is Josephine Butler Parks Center, home of Washington Parks & People, a network of groups devoted to DC and its parks. The network's 1927 mansion, which once housed the Hungarian delegation, was part of an embassy row envisioned by Mary . . . — Map (db m63849) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Margaret Peters and Roumania Peters Walker — Rose Park Tennis Courts
The families of the Peters Sisters, Friends of Rose Park, DC Department of Parks & Recreation, and the City of Washington, DC are proud to name the Rose Park Tennis Courts after the Peters Sisters who grew up in this neighborhood on O Street, NW. . . . — Map (db m97732) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Marquis de Lafayette Hall
Dedicated in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834), a hero of the American Revolution, defender of liberty, statesman, and good friend of George Washington. In 1777 the 20-year old Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert du Motier, Marquis . . . — Map (db m95180) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929 - 1968 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
In founding the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave momentum to the civil rights movement. Dr. King’s persistent efforts, inspiring oratory and non-violent protests, despite physical attacks, death threats and . . . — Map (db m91920) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Melvin Jones — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Voluteer Pathway
Believing in the power of cooperative altruism, Melvin Jones helped shape Lions Club International into the largest network of services clubs in the world. The organization is committed to assisting the visually impaired and supporting sight . . . — Map (db m91918) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Memorial Continental Hall
. . . — Map (db m40991) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Merriweather Home for Children — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, D.C. — 733 Euclid Street, NW
The National Association for the Relief of Destitute Colored Women and Children was established by an 1863 Act of Congress. Elizabeth Keckley (ca. 1818-1907), former slave and seam­stress for Mary Todd Lincoln, was a founding member and spent her . . . — Map (db m84629) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Michael Kovats de Fabricy
“Fidelissimus Ad Mortem” Colonel Commandant Michael Kovats de Fabricy A Hungarian American Hero, who gave his life for Freedom in the Battle of Charleston in 1779 Sculptor Paul Takacs Executed in Bronze by Attila Dienes . . . — Map (db m79452) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Milford School Bell
Dedicated November 13, 1989 as an enduring symbol of The United States Department of Education's goal to educate every American to His or her fullest potential George Herbert Walker Bush, President of the United States of America Lauro . . . — Map (db m96114) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Military Road School — 1375 Missouri Avenue, NW — African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC
The Military Road School opened in 1864 here along what then was Military Road, an artery linking Civil War forts. The School was one of the first to open after Congress authorized public education for Washington's African Americans in 1862. . . . — Map (db m70464) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Millard and Linda Fuller — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
Founded Habitat for Humanity, a Christian organization with “open arms” to all who want to be involved, that builds affordable houses with families who need adequate shelter. Proclaiming a message of faith, hope, and love, the Fullers . . . — Map (db m92092) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Miner Teachers College — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
2565 Georgia Avenue, NW Miner Teachers College, which operated here from 1914 until 1955, was the principal school training black teachers in the city for more than 70 years. Named for Myrtilla Miner (1815-1864), a white educator who . . . — Map (db m71891) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 8 — Mount Pleasant: The Immigrants' Journey
Low cost housing in Mount Pleasant in the decades following World War II made it an ideal place for immigrants to the area. Refugees fleeing World War II and the Cold War in Eastern Europe were the first group to arrive. A small Czech community . . . — Map (db m68731) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Parsonage
Erected 1897 Birthplace of Leontine Turpeau C. Kelly March 5, 1920 First African-American Woman Bishop of the United Methodist Church, 1984 — Map (db m97731) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938) — Founder and First President of the Republic of Turkey
The white stone building behind the statue, purchased under Ataturk in 1936, served as the embassy of the Republic of Turkey until 1989. It is now the embassy’s official residence.

The two capitals, Ankara and Washington DC, became sister . . . — Map (db m95948) HM

District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 326 — Myrtilla Miner — Dupont Circle — Diverse Visions/One Neighborhood
Myrtilla Miner (1815-1864), born near Brookfield, NY, was an idealistic white teacher who came to Washington to teach African Americans. In 1853, with funding from northern abolitionists, she paid $4,000 for a three-acre site at 20th and N Sts. . . . — Map (db m89607) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Nathan Loughborough's Houses
Built c. 1801-1806 Restored 1963 by The Junior League of Washington — Map (db m97648) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — National Intelligencer — 1800-1865
Founded by Samuel Harrison Smith and later published by Joseph Gales, Jr. The National Intelligencer for 65 years was a leading journal in the nation's capital, a vital force in the country's political life, a principal source of information about . . . — Map (db m51471) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 9 — Never Again Such Homes At the Price! — Battleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail
We have Harry Wardman to thank for the rich variety of Sheridan Street rowhouses. Wardman, considered Washington's most prolific developer, built hundreds of offices, apartments, hotels, and comfortable rowhouses from 1899 to 1939. When he . . . — Map (db m72823) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Nichols Avenue Elementary School/Old Birney School Site — 2427 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE — African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC
James G. Birney Elementary School (founded 1889) was the city's first public school for African Americans in this area, then known as Hillsdale. Previously, residents organized their own schools. The Old Birney School expanded in 1901 with the . . . — Map (db m100679) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Nunziato DiPerna — 1891-1967
Immigrated from Sicily in 1900 Owned and Operated his restuarant at this location for 50 years His children proudly dedicate this plaque — Map (db m96301) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Old Stone House — 1766
The Old Stone House, part of the Landmark District of Georgetown, is the only surviving pre-Revolutionary building in the capital. The house stands on its original site, lot #3, one of eighty lots surveyed in the port of Georgetown in . . . — Map (db m61944) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Orchards, Fields, Gardens, Pastures
Even in the mill's heyday, the Peirce family ran a diversified farm. They grew vegetables, tended bees, raised livestock for meat and dairy and cultivated fields of wheat, corn, rye, and oats. On this hillside they maintained a substantial orchard. . . . — Map (db m99415) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Original Federal Boundary Stone East
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed 1791-1792 Protected by Dist. of Co. Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1916 — Map (db m5281) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Original Federal Boundary Stone NE 2
Jurisdiction of the United States Miles 2 1792 Maryland Var. 1.12 — Map (db m97694) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Original Federal Boundary Stone NW 4
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed • 1791 • 1792 Protected by Columbia Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution July 12, 1915 — Map (db m82346) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 1
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed 1791-1792 Protected by Sarah Franklin Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1916 — Map (db m82452) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 2
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed 1791-1792 Protected by Marcia Burns Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1916 — Map (db m73105) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 3
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed 1791-1792 Protected by Ruth Brewster Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1916 — Map (db m82433) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 5
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed 1791-1792 Protected by Louisa Adams Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1916 — Map (db m73009) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 6
On March 30, 1791, a group of six men, bundled in great coats, could be seen riding on horseback over a "wilderness" on the Potomac River. The leader was George Washington, first President of the United States, who was to approve the site selected . . . — Map (db m82361) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Original Federal Boundary Stone Southeast 6
Original Federal Boundary Stone Southeast 6 District of Columbia 1791–1792 Plaque placed in 2014 by Martha Washington Chapter NSDAR Washington, DC — Map (db m82366) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Original Patentees Memorial — Settlers of the District of Columbia Memorial
To the original Patentees prior to 1700 whose land grants embrace the site of the Federal City. This Monument is erected by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Colonists, April 25, 1936. — Map (db m7971) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 14 — Park and Shop! — Battleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail
Back in the 1920s, most people walked or rode a streetcar to go shopping. Then cars became affordable, and people drove everywhere. Soon the shopping center, with free parking, was born. In 1937 Brightwood's "Park and Shop" opened on Georgia . . . — Map (db m72826) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Park Designers — Meridan Hill Park, National Historic Landmark
Noted landscape architects George Burnap and Horace Peaslee, who worked in the Office of Public Buildings and Grounds, designed Meridian Hill Park under the guidance of the Commission of Fine Arts. By 1914, Burnap had completed his basic design: a . . . — Map (db m63952) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Parrott Ropewalk
Here the Richard Parrott Ropewalk manufactured rope and rigging used on sailing vessels that plied their trade in old Georgetown through the early 19th Century. The ropewalk receives its name from the long path used for the laying out of . . . — Map (db m68712) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Paul Harris 1868 - 1947 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
Inspired by the simple idea of combining fellowship and service, Paul Harris pioneered the service club movement with the founding of Rotary International. Rotary fulfilled his dream of a worldwide organization of business and professional people . . . — Map (db m92025) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Paul Laurence Dunbar Apartments — "Our Horizon is the Universe"
In 2009, the Residents Association of the Campbell Heights Apartments was given the opportunity to preserve their community by exercising their District of Columbia Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act rights. Jair Lynch Development Partners created a . . . — Map (db m80483) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Peace at Last! — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
The Octagon Once was the city residence of wealthy Virginia landowner Colonel John Tayloe III. After the British burned the White House and other government buildings, President James Madison accepted Tayloe's invitation to use the Octagon as a . . . — Map (db m87563) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Peirce Still House — National Register of Historic Places
The Peirce Still House, built between 1796 and 1811, was part of a large plantation owned by Isaac Peirce, a Quaker from Pennsylvania and slave owner, who purchased the property in 1795. Much of the Peirce Estate became part of Rock Creek Park when . . . — Map (db m82098) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Peirce-Klingle Estate at Linnaean Hill
During the 19th century, the majority of the land now known as Rock Creek Park was owned by Isaac Peirce, one of Washington's most prominent land holders and mill owners. It was here that Isaac's son, Joshua Peirce, constructed his home in 1823 on . . . — Map (db m97976) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Pierce Mill
The last of several grain mills operating on Rock Creek during an era when most American mills derived their power from small streams. Located near an Indian site. The land was conveyed to Isaac Pierce by the Revolution patriot William Deakins in . . . — Map (db m79739) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Pierce Plantation
Pierce Plantation 1820-1840Cultivated fields and orchards spread out on the more than 1,200-acre tract above the creek. The spring house, family home, distillery, and flour mill remains as evidence of this large working estate along Rock Creek. . . . — Map (db m99396) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 14 — Pitts Motor Hotel — Cultural Convergence — Columbia Heights Heritage Trail
The Pitts Motor Hotel, formerly located at 1451 Belmont Street, lingers in memory for two reasons. In the 1960s it was a gathering place of Civil Rights movement leaders. Later it became a "welfare hotel." In March 1968 the Reverend Dr. Martin . . . — Map (db m63706) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Polish-U.S. Diplomatic Relations — History Lives — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail
When Poland declared its independence in 1918 after 123 years or foreign partition, the first prime minister of independent Poland — Ignacy Jan Paderewski — sent Prince Kazimierz Lubomirski to Washington as the country's first . . . — Map (db m82636) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Political Salons of Georgetown
Throughout its history, Georgetown has been at the center of Washington’s political and social life. As early as 1789, Washington and Jefferson met in a local tavern to plan the new capital. The Marquis de Lafayette, who fought with us in the . . . — Map (db m97757) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 3 — Power Brokers — Midcity at the Crossroads — Shaw Heritage Trail
A post-Civil War building boom brought grand new houses to this convenient area. By 1881 Blanche Kelso Bruce, the first African American to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate, and Major John Wesley Powell, pioneering director of the U.S. . . . — Map (db m88764) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Pratt House
9 Logan Circle has been designated a National Historic Landmark ——— The Preservation of the Pratt house conforms to National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior standards and is consistent with the historic . . . — Map (db m79589) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — President Reagan Assassination Attempt — National Historic Place
On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan marked the 100th visit to Washington Hilton by a sitting U.S. President. Reagan had been invited to speak in the International Ballroom at a meeting of the North America's Building Trades Unions. Upon . . . — Map (db m93218) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Prospect House
erected 1788 by John Templeman later home of James Forrestal First Secretary of Defense 1947-1949 — Map (db m93064) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Rachel Carson 1907 - 1964 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
Blending meticulous research on the indiscriminate use of pesticides with her eloquent literary style, Rachel Carson laid the groundwork for the modern environmental movement when she wrote Silent Spring, one of the most influential books of . . . — Map (db m91939) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 1 — Racing at Brightwood — Battleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail
Fresh Water Springs in this pleasant high ground once drew European settlers. Farmers called the area "Crystal Spring." In 1859 the half-mile Crystal Spring Racetrack opened on land to your left. For 75 cents, Washingtonians hopped a stagecoach . . . — Map (db m99187) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Redwood
The Woodley Park neighborhood that is now home to several thousand residents as well as the National Zoo was once sparsely settled countryside. The farmhouse shown here, known as Redwood, was built around 1819 on a hill that rose 40 feet above . . . — Map (db m67828) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Renaissance Mayflower Hotel — National Register of Historic Places
This hotel opened February 18, 1925. Its first major event was the inaugural ball of President Calvin Coolidge. It has entertained every president since and has been the residence of a number of vice presidents, cabinet members, supreme court . . . — Map (db m8955) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Residence of Albert Gallatin
Residence of Albert Gallatin, Peace Negotiator and Secretary of the Treasury 1801-1814, who negotiated the treaty of Ghent, 1814. When the British marched on Washington in the summer of 1814, some American patriots with Commodore Joshua Barney and . . . — Map (db m61571) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Rock Creek's Mills
At one time, Rock Creek hosted a large number of flour mills, saw mills, and other industries. The force of the creek's waters, dropping more than 160 feet over 33 miles, gave the mills their power. The region's farms provided abundant raw . . . — Map (db m80114) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Roger Baldwin 1884 - 1981 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
Roger Nash Baldwin passionately believed in the protection of individual liberty. In 1920, Baldwin and his fellow reformers established the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to ensure that the Bill of Rights would be preserved for each new . . . — Map (db m91938) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Roll Call — Battleground National Cemetery
As the gallant soldiers that are interred at the cemetery marched onto the battlefield on July 11-12, 1864 during the Battle of Fort Stevens, their regimental flags accompanied then into the fight. Battleground National Cemetery honors these . . . — Map (db m64225) WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 1 — Roma Restaurant
Cleveland Park was named for Grover Cleveland who bought a country house on now Newark Street in 1886. In the 1890s, electrified streetcars ran on Connecticut and Wisconsin Avenues and led to the development of the Cleveland Park "suburb". Shops . . . — Map (db m67826) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 14 — Rooms With a View — Roads to Diversity — Adams-Morgan Heritage Trail
This hill, with its sweeping views of Washington and the Potomac, has tantalized visionaries since the 1800s. But few of their plans have been built. In 1873 businessman and city commissioner Thomas P. Morgan (whose name survives as part of . . . — Map (db m93415) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Ross and Getty House
Ross and Getty House No. 1, c. 1810 Foundation for Preservation of Historic Georgetown Easement acquired October, 1975 Accepted, March, 1976, by National Trust for Historic Preservation Additional marker: 1210 30th Street, N.W. Andrew Ross . . . — Map (db m97705) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 4 — Sacred Heart Academy — Village in the City — Mount Pleasant Heritage Trail
Set back from the Street at 1621 Park Road, to your left, is an elegant old house, once the all-girls Sacred Heart Academy. The Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters of Wisconsin founded the Academy in 1905 and went on to operate it with Sacred Heart . . . — Map (db m68719) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Saint Augustine Catholic Church — Oldest Black Catholic Church in the Nation's Capital — The Site of the Original
On Trinity Sunday, June 11, 1876 the first Black Catholic Church in Washington District of Columbia was dedicated under the patronage of Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo in Africa. Saint Augustine Church stood on this site until 1947. The present . . . — Map (db m29509) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Saint Augustine Roman Catholic Church — 1425 V Street, NW — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
Saint Augustine Roman Catholic Church began in 1858 when African American congregants of the Saint Matthew's Church departed to organize their own day school. The group raised funds—even held an event on the White House lawn—and . . . — Map (db m80470) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Samuel F. B. Morse
Artist and inventor opened and operated on this site under the direction of the Post Office Department the first public telegraph office in the United States April 1st 1845 "What Hath God Wrought" — Map (db m66518) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Samuel Gompers 1850 - 1924 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
As founder and 37-year president of the American Federation of Labor (AFL), Samuel Gompers is credited with winning unprecedented rights and protections for the American worker. Never wavering in his belief that power for the worker lay in . . . — Map (db m92227) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 6 — School Days — Battleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail
The School Building Just Ahead of You Opened In 1912 as the Military Road School, the area's third public elementary for African Americans. For decades it was the only public school serving black children in Upper Northwest and nearby . . . — Map (db m72820) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 1 — See You at the Center — A Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail
The City's Jewish Community Center opened here in 1926. Its grand presence one mile north of the White House expressed Jewish residents' prosperity and their growing contributions to the federal city and the nation. With American Jews routinely . . . — Map (db m80053) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — e.3 — Senator Daniel Webster — Civil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail
“Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable,” Senator Daniel Webster, January 1830. Senator Daniel Webster, eloquent advocate for the preservation of the Union and a political giant in pre-Civil War America, . . . — Map (db m29708) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Signing of the Rush-Bagot Agreement
Peace through limitation of naval armament was promoted between the Dominion of Canada and the United States of America by the signing of the Rush-Bagot Agreement, April 28 and 29, 1817, providing for the restriction of naval forces on the Great . . . — Map (db m98790) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Smokey Bear Blue Spruce
Blue Spruce Picea pungens Planted April 11, 1984 To honor the 40th birthday of Smokey Bear by John R. Block, Secretary of Agriculture R. Max Peterson, Chief, USDA Forest Service and the Forester's Wives Club of Washington, D.C. . . . — Map (db m70456) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — South Lawn — Tudor Place
In 1816, your view from this sweeping lawn included the bustling tobacco port of Georgetown, the Potomac River, and, to the east, the growing city of Washington DC. Then a hay field, sheep and cows grazed on the law. By the beginning of the 1900s . . . — Map (db m95956) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Springhouse
This small stone structure was built by Isaac Pierce in 1801. Constructed around a natural spring, it was used as a cooling place for cheese, milk, and butter products, during the hot summer months. It also provided a clean water supply. A . . . — Map (db m79644) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — St. Thomas' Parish Park
The park you are enjoying today was built on the site of the St. Thomas' Church, a beautiful Gothic structure built in 1893 and destroyed by fire in 1970. This park is intended by the parish to be a place of calm and meditation, as well as joy and . . . — Map (db m96081) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 7 of 16 — Strike Up the Band — Tour of Duty — Barracks Row Heritage Trail
IF YOU ARE HEARING THE RINGING TONES OF BAND MUSIC, one of the ensembles of the world-famous United States Marine Band may be practicing inside the Marine Barracks. John Philip Sousa, the neighborhood’s most famous son, spent 19 years here. In . . . — Map (db m66727) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 11 — Striving for Equality — A Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail
This building was the headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women from 1943 to 1966. Political activist and educator Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) founded NCNW in 1935 in her nearby apartment. She moved the organization here eight . . . — Map (db m80352) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 3 — Suburban Style — Top of the Town — Tenleytown Heritage Trail
Until 1890 Tenleytown was a rural crossroads. Then the electric streetcar arrived, followed by the Permanent Highway Plan. Real estate men promoted new houses at the top of the town: city conveniences, country charm, and great views, with a . . . — Map (db m83093) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — Susan B. Anthony 1820 - 1906 — The Extra Mile — Points of light Volunteer Pathway
Blessed with an industrious and self-disciplined spirit, Susan B. Anthony persevered through the prejudice and culture of her time to emerge as the architect of a movement which secured the passage of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to . . . — Map (db m92190) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 2 — T Street Elites — Worthy Ambitions — LeDroit Park/Bloomington Heritage Trail
The Roster of LeDroit Park's accomplished African Americans is long. Consider these prominent Washingtonians who lived on T Street. Walter E. Washington and his wife, Bennetta Bullock Washington, lived with her family at 408 T Street. Mrs. . . . — Map (db m87169) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — The ›Duke‹ Ellington Memorial Bridge
Named in honor of Edward Kennedy Ellington 1899-1974 Native Son Composer - Performer - Playwright International Statesman of Goodwill — Map (db m67913) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — The 122nd New York Volunteer Infantry
To the gallant sons of Onondaga County, N.Y. who fought on this field July 12, 1864 in defence of Washington and in the presence of Abraham Lincoln 122 N.Y.V — Map (db m76093) WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — The 25th New York Cavalry
. . . — Map (db m76117) WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 10 — The Artistic Life — A Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail
The Imposing Double House to Your Left, numbers 1 and 2, was built as an investment for Ulysses S. Grant, Jr., son of the 18th president. The house would later serve as the Venezuelan Legation and then a Seventh-Day Adventist nursing home. . . . — Map (db m79659) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — The Arts in Sheridan-Kalorama — Sheriden Kalorama Call Box Restoration Project
Writers, sculptors, painters, and collectors made Sheridan-Kalorama their home: best-selling mystery writer Mary Roberts Rinehart at 2419 Massachusetts; classicist Edith Hamilton at 2448 Massachusetts; poet/novelist Elinor Wylie at 2153 Florida; . . . — Map (db m99362) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — The Bernard Baruch Bench of Inspiration
The Bernard Baruch Bench of Inspiration Dedicated in honor of Mr. Baruch's 90th Birthday -- August 1960 For his inspiring devotion to country and distinguished service to boyhood by both the National Capitol Area Council and the . . . — Map (db m72951) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — 12 — The Big Chair — An East-of-the-River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail
This Anacostia icon once marked the entrance to Curtis Brothers Furniture Co. The business dated to 1926, when young Fred and George Curtis acquired a Model T Ford truck to deliver ice, then progressed to moving furniture. They soon rented a . . . — Map (db m100690) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — The Brewmaster's Castle — 1892-1894 — A Celebration of International Contributions to American Life
A Washington, D.C. Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places Built by Christian Heurich (1842-1945), the world's oldest brewer, patriarch of the Washington business community, philanthropist, German immigrant, and American citizen . . . — Map (db m68527) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — The Capitol in Flames — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
The U.S. Capitol was the British troop's first target when they arrived in Washington on August 24, 1814, only hours after their afternoon victory at the Battle of Bladensburg. The invaders fired rockets through the Capitol's windows. When the . . . — Map (db m80844) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Washington — The Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes
has been designated A National Landmark listed in The National Register of Historic Places under the provisions of the Historic Act of August 1, 1935. This site possesses historic architectural significance. National Park Service The United States . . . — Map (db m99179) HM

262 markers matched your search criteria. The first 200 markers were listed. Next 62
Paid Advertisement