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

Department of State

[Harry S. Truman Building]

 

— 23rd Street Entrance —

 
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By Richard E. Miller, February 12, 2011
1. Department of State Marker
Inscription.  The Department of State is the nation’s oldest and senior cabinet agency. It was established by Congress in 1789 to conduct America’s diplomatic relations.

The State Department represents U.S. interests to foreign governments, promotes peace, security, and freedom, pursues economic opportunity abroad to create jobs at home, protects the American people from the dangers posed by drug trafficking, weapons proliferation, and harm to the environment, and assists Americans traveling or living overseas.

The Secretary of State directs operations here at Department headquarters, at 250 diplomatic and consular posts in over 180 countries, at international organizations like the United Nations, and at passport agencies and other regional officers in the United States.

The building, built in 1960, is the Department’s worldwide communications hub and houses America’s diplomatic corps – the career Foreign and Civil Service. It also contains in its eighth floor diplomatic reception rooms one of the finest collections of early American antiques.

For information on tours, please call (202) 647-3241 (TDD 202-736-4474);
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By Richard E. Miller, February 12, 2011
2. Department of State Marker
to learn more about the State Department, visit our website at http://www.state.gov.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of State.
 
Location. 38° 53.681′ N, 77° 2.996′ W. Marker is in Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 23rd Street Northwest south of D Street Northwest, on the right when traveling north. The State Department tourist entrance is located a block south of this marker. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2201 C 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. Radford House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Benjamin Rush (about 500 feet away); Building 2 (about 500 feet away); U.S. Naval Observatory / The Prime Meridian (about 500 feet away); Bernardo de Gálvez Memorial (about 500 feet away); Building 5 (about 700 feet away); Pharmacists' War Memorial (about 800 feet away); Albert Einstein - The Einstein Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foggy Bottom.
 
Also see . . .
1. Harry S. Truman Building. (Submitted on February 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. "State Department Building Named for Harry S. Truman". (Submitted on February 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. State Department
"Harry S. Truman Building Modernization" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, February 12, 2011
3. "Harry S. Truman Building Modernization"
- construction announcement sign near marker.
Extension; "New State Building".

 
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4. President Harry S. Truman
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By Richard E. Miller, February 12, 2011
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 560 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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