Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Bulfinch Gate House
under direction of
Architect of the Capitol, this gate
house stood until 1874 with another
(now at 17th and Constitution Avenue)
at the west entrance
to the Capitol Grounds.
Erected 1950 by National Capital Sesquicentenial Commission.
Location. 38° 53.543′ N, 77° 2.03′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of 15th Street Northwest and Constitution Avenue Northwest (Route 50), on the right when traveling south on 15th Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington City Canal on the Tiber Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Boy Scout Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Original Patentees Memorial (about 600 feet away); White House Ablaze (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
More about this marker. Marker is on the Gate House facing 15th Street Northwest. Gate House is on the southwest corner of The Ellipse.
Regarding Bulfinch Gate House.
These houses have weathered several floods, water, and the effects of acid rain. On the southeast side are markers indicating the high-water marks during floods.
Also see . . . Gatehouse Sandstone Discussion. From the Stones of our Capital publication prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey. (Submitted on April 12, 2006.)
Additional keywords. Bullfinch Gatehouse
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