“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

A Monumental Legacy

National Mall and Memorial Parks

A Monumental Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 22, 2017
1. A Monumental Legacy Marker
A Monumental Legacy

The Washington Monument honors George Washington, hero of the American Revolution and first president of the United States. When this stunning stone obelisk was completed in 1884, it was the tallest building in the world. Today the monument towers over Washington, DC, reminding us of Washington's life and legacy, including the capital city that bears his name.

The Washington Monument is closed until spring 2019

Mechanical, electrical, and computer issues have shuttered the monument since August 17, 2016.

Businessman and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein pledged funding for the National Park Service to modernize the elevator. Rubenstein's gift to the National Park Foundation's Centennial Campaign for America's National Parks will allow the National Park Service to replace the computer system, add a remote diagnostics, refurbish the elevator machine and gear, replace existing hardware, and install audio/visual screens.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 38° 53.338′ N, 77° 2.201′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 17th Street SW north of Independence Avenue SW. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20024, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jefferson Pier (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named A Monumental Legacy (about 400 feet away); John Paul Jones Memorial (about 700 feet away); Washington Monument (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named John Paul Jones Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington: The Man (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named A Monumental Legacy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Keeping the Cherry Trees Healthy (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
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