Dupont Circle in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Society of the Cincinnati
Continental Army to perpetuate their fellowship, preserve the memory of the
Revolutionary War and promote the principles for which they had fought. The Society is named
after Cincinnatus, a hero of the Roman republic who refused rewards for serving his nation
and returned to his plow after leading the armies of Rome to victory.
George Washington, portrayed in this statue by Jean-Antoine Houdon returning home
to Mount Vernon after the Revolutionary War, was celebrated as the American Cincinnatus.
He served as President General of the Society from 1783 until his death in 1799
and remains a model of patriotic virtue.
Anderson House, the former home of Ambassador Larz and Isabel Anderson,
has been headquarters of the Society since 1938. Modern members of the
Society - descendants of the American and French officers whose service secured the
Independence of the United States - work to preserve the memory and promote the ideals
of the heroes of the Revolutionary War.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20008, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cosmos Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Mahatma Gandhi Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Tomáš G. Masaryk Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Washington (about 400 feet away); Indonesian Embassy/Walsh-McLean Mansion (about 400 feet away); Liberation of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg (about 400 feet away); American News Women's Club (about 500 feet away); 2019 Q Street NW (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dupont Circle.
Categories. • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • War, US Revolutionary •
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