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Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Blair House

Erected 1824

 
 
The Blair House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 20, 2018
1. The Blair House Marker
Inscription.
1836 home of
Francis Preston Blair
Editor of Globe
Also of
Montgomery Blair
Attorney for Dred Scott
Postmaster General
in the Cabinet of
Abraham Lincoln
Occupied by
George Bancroft, Historian
General Robert E. Lee
was here offered command
of the Union Army in the
field at the instance of
Abraham Lincoln

 
Location. 38° 53.935′ N, 77° 2.313′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Pennsylvania Avenue east of 17th Street SW, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1651 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC 20503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Honor of Leslie Coffelt (here, next to this marker); The Entrance Gardens (here, next to this marker); Francis Preston Blair (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named The Blair House (here, next to this marker); The Lee House (a few steps from this marker); First Home of the Reserve Officers Association (a few steps from this marker);
The Blair House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 20, 2018
2. The Blair House Marker
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (within shouting distance of this marker); Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Also see . . .  Blair House - The President's Guest House. (Submitted on January 21, 2018.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 107 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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