Dupont Circle in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Before the 1800s
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Before the 1800s, ocean and river trading vessels could sail up Rock Creek as far up as P St. Traders carried flour and gristmill products on barges from up-river down Rock Creek to the Georgetown wharves. In 1866 Major Nathaniel Michler of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers surveyed the Rock Creek area, recommending that it become a park (above). Banker Charles Carroll Glover (1846-1936) rallied support for the federal Rock Creek Park legislation by taking politicians for horseback rides there on Thanksgiving Day 1888. The Rock Creek Park bill finally became law on September 25, 1890. Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead, Jr., was commissioned to develop a plan for connecting the parks and forts of Washington in 1918, and he proposed the parkway to connect the
Not content with helping save Rock Creek Park, Glover assembled more than 3,200 acres of parkland that he felt were crucial to the integrity of the city and made a gift of it to the District of Columbia. He said he was inspired to do this by the creation of Yellowstone National Park in 1870. Today Glover is considered the father of the National Zoo of Rock Creek Park, and of Rock Creek Parkway.
Born in Iran, Ms. Majd lives in Dupont. A graduate of the Corcoran School of Art, she exhibits extensively in DC, and focuses on oils, acrylics, bold color balances, human forms and the total immersion experience offered by installation art.
Artist, Sepi Majd
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Location. 38° 54.429′ N, 77° 3.193′ W. Marker is in Dupont Circle, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of N Street Northwest and 25th Street Northwest, on the left when traveling west on N Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1275 25th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. During the years following the Civil War (here, next Rose Park Recreation Center (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Margaret Peters and Roumania Peters Walker (about 700 feet away); First Baptist Church, Georgetown (about 700 feet away); Epiphany Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Herring Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington Before Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Signing of the Rush-Bagot Agreement (approx. ¼ mile away).
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