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Braunbastion / The Braun Bastion Marker - Wide View image, Touch for more information
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 16, 2017
Braunbastion / The Braun Bastion Marker - Wide View
Austria, Wien (Innenstadt), Vienna — Braunbastion / The Braun Bastion
Mit der Errichtung der Stadtbefestigung Wiens wurde im 16. Jahrhundert begonnen. An dieser Stelle stand die Braunbastion ein der Stadtmauer vorgebautes Verteidigungsbauwerk. Die unteren Partien des Mauerwerks waren aus Gründen der . . . — Map (db m112861) HM
Austria, Wien (Innenstadt), Vienna — Die Ankeruhr / The Anchor Clock
Hier auf dem ältesten Platze Wiens, in dessen nächster Nähe sich das Kommandogebaüde (Praetorium) des Römerlagers Vindobona befand, liesz die im Jahre 1858 gegründete Allgemeine Versicherungs-Aktiengesellschaft

Der . . . — Map (db m112452) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — "Hamilton" Flower-bed arrangementDisposition de lit de fleurs, "Hamilton"

[Historic photo by] J.A. Irvine, [circa?] 1895-1905 — Map (db m112810) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Boer War Memorial Fountain

Erected by the Commissioners of the Public Gardens in commemoration of the services of our Citizen Soldiers in the South African Campaign 1899~1902 — Map (db m112796) WM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Drinking Fountain / Fontaine d'eau potable

Wallace Diengner, c./vers 1905

[Historic photo showing two young girls at the drinking fountain] — Map (db m112823) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — HMCS Sackville K-181Canadian Naval Memorial Trust — "A National Historic Site Of Canada"

Open for viewing daily, 10:00am to 5:00PM Come visit the ship, on the waterfront, behind the Maritime Museum Of The Atlantic

HMCS Sackville is the last of 267 Flower Class Corvettes built for the Allied Navies during WWII. Of . . . — Map (db m112799) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Horticulture Hall, post-1945Maison de l'horticulture, aprčs 1945

Photographer unknown Année Photographie

[Historic photo shows sailors on the Horticulture Hall porch] — Map (db m112811) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Lieut. Henry Edward Clonard Keating
. . . — Map (db m112824) HM
Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Public Garden Foundation Fountain

Hurricane Juan struck Halifax on September 29, 2003, devastating the Halifax Public Gardens. A volunteer-led foundation was formed to raise funds and restore the Gardens and historic Horticultural Hall.

This fountain and plaza were . . . — Map (db m112821) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Summer House / Pavillon d'été

Notman Studio / Studio Notman, 1879

[Historic photo of a park pavilion that no longer exists] — Map (db m112826) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — The Public Gardens

Halifax has been the scene of many "firsts" in Canada. These eighteen acres, comprising one of Canada's most attractive Victorian public gardens, derived from an earlier site, part of the original Common, chosen for the Gardens in 1841, the . . . — Map (db m112715) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Unveiling, Jubilee Fountain / Inauguration, Fontaine du Jubilé

Studio Notman Studio, 1897

[Historic photo of the fountain unveiling] ————————————— Erected by the Garden Commissioners in commemoration of Queen Victoria's . . . — Map (db m112947) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Welcome to the Public Gardens

The Halifax Public Gardens is one of the finest surviving examples of Victorian Gardens in North America. It was established in 1874 by the amalgamation of two older gardens, the Nova Scotia Horticultural Society Garden (laid out in 1837) and . . . — Map (db m112791) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Peggy's Cove — A Monumental Work Of Art

What would you do with a 30-metre (0.01-mile) outcrop of granite in your backyard? Artist William deGarthe decided to carve a work of art from the granite you see here.

In 1977, at the age of 70, deGarthe picked up his chisels and power . . . — Map (db m112680) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Peggy's Cove — A Natural Masterpiece

Do you think of Peggy's Cove when you think of Nova Scotia? It seems many people do. After all, thousands of visitors come to our seaside community each year - most inspired by a photo or painting they saw in a calendar, book or gallery.

It . . . — Map (db m112697) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Peggy's Cove — Fishermen's Monumentby William E. deGarthe, Artist and Sculptor

This work of art is a lasting memorial to the gallant men of Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, who harvest our oceans. The monument depicts from left to right: Fisherman's Family; Peggy of the Cove; Fishermen at Work.

This monument was donated to . . . — Map (db m112691) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Peggy's Cove — Here's The Catch

See the boats [1], sheds [2], nets and traps [3] along the harbour? These are the essential tools of a working fishing community like Peggy's Cove, and a reminder that it was fishermen and their families who established this . . . — Map (db m112618) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Peggy's Cove — Home Sweet Home

How do you build a house on exposed granite bedrock where there are few trees to provide lumber, let alone protection from wind, rain and high tides? This is the challenge faced by the first families to settle Peggy's Cove.

Using the trees . . . — Map (db m112574) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Peggy's Cove — The Art of deGarthe

You've probably seen many paintings of Peggy's Cove. Famed marine artist and sculptor William deGarthe may have painted some of these works.[1]

Born in Finland in 1907, deGarthe came to Canada in 1926, eventually settling in Halifax. An . . . — Map (db m112693) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Peggy's Cove — The Cold, Hard Facts About Glaciers

Wondering why there are so many large boulders scattered around Peggy's Cove, and why some of them are precariously balanced on smaller boulders or steep slopes? What you see is the work of glaciers.

Twenty thousand years ago, continental . . . — Map (db m112610) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Peggy's Cove — The Lure of Peggy's Cove

Before Peggy's Cove was a community, it was a popular destination among fishermen. But what inspired these fishermen to make this their permanent home? It was this sheltered cove, which offered close proximity to the large populations of fish . . . — Map (db m112570) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Peggy's Cove — Through Rain, Sleet and Darkest Night

From the outside it looks like a traditional lighthouse, but looks can be deceiving. Step inside and you'll find yourself in a post office [1], the only one of its kind in Canada and perhaps the world. Every summer since 1975 the Peggy's . . . — Map (db m112659) HM

Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Peggy's Cove — When Continents Collide / Carving A Cove

When Continents Collide See the picture of the Himalayan mountain range on this panel? You may find this hard to believe, but that's pretty much what Peggy's Cove looked like almost 380 million years ago. And the granite coastline you see . . . — Map (db m112557) HM

Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Bridgewater — 12 — Bridges / Les ponts***Riverfront Renaissance***

Bridging the LaHave It is only fitting that a place named "Bridgewater" should have such a rich history of bridges. Between 1825 and 1983, five bridges have spanned the LaHave River, connecting east and west Bridgewater. Prior to . . . — Map (db m112428) HM

Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Bridgewater — 6 — The Great Fire 1899 / Le grand incendie de 1899***Riverfront Renaissance***

Up in Flames In the cold, early hours of January 12, 1899, a fire began in the basement store of E. B. Simonson, located in the Music Hall at the corner of Dominion Street, and Commercial (now King) Street, where you are . . . — Map (db m112426) HM

Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Lunenburg — 1753 Open-Air Protestant Interfaith Church Services

Here, in the year 1753, before any church was built, open-air Divine Services were held and Holy Communion administered in English, French, and German, to the first settlers and Garrison of the Town of Lunenburg by the Reverend Jean Baptiste . . . — Map (db m112431) HM

Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Lunenburg — Finck-Holder HouseRegistered Heritage Property — Circa 1829

[Title is text] — Map (db m112478) HM

Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Lunenburg — Koch-Solomon House

Solomon House c.1775 One of Lunenburg's Most Historic Homes Built by Heinrich Koch

Heinrich Koch was nineteen when he arrived at Lunenburg with the first settlers in 1753.

The next year, with his father Anton, he set up the . . . — Map (db m112430) HM

Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Lunenburg — Lennox Tavern1791

Provincial Heritage Property

Registered Heritage Property

Nova Scotia Heritage Award 1998

Lunenburg Recognition for Restoration Award 2000 — Map (db m112477) HM

Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Lunenburg — St. John's Anglican Church / Église Anglicane St. John

Prominently sited on the parade square, this church was an important symbol of British authority and Anglican dominance for Lunenburg's early settlers, who were mainly German-speaking Protestants. From construction in 1754 through many . . . — Map (db m112453) HM

Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Lunenburg — St. John's Anglican Church / L'église anglicane St. John's

The first Anglican services in Lunenburg were held outdoors on this site and were conducted by a missionary from England. A two-storey structure in the New England Meeting House style was built between 1754 and 1763. The oak frames were . . . — Map (db m112486) HM

Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Lunenburg — St. John's Parish Hallformerly Lunenburg Courthouse — 1775 1902

Registered Heritage Property Parish Hall Circa 1775 — Map (db m112408) HM

Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Lunenburg — The Fire / Le Feu

Beginning in the early hours of November 1, 2001, fire ravaged this historic church, substantially destroying the building. Undaunted by the destruction, the parishioners decided to restore the church. With financial help from friends around . . . — Map (db m112454) HM

Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Lunenburg — The Jessen Bell / La Cloche Jessen

This bell hung in the tower of St. John's since 1814 and served as the tolling bell for over 185 years. It was cast at the Whitechapel Foundry in London, England. On November 1, 2001, fire ravished through the Church, destroying the tower and . . . — Map (db m112432) HM

Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Lunenburg — Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church / L'eglise lutherienne evangelique de Sion

Lunenburg is home to the oldest worshiping Lutheran congregation in Canada. The first Lutherans, mostly Germans from farming districts of the Upper Rhine, settled in the Town in 1753. Initially they worshiped outdoors and later were allowed . . . — Map (db m112480) HM

Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Mahone Bay — War MemorialLest We Forget — Hold High The Torch From Falling Hands We Threw

This stone of remembrance is erected in loving memory of our brave men who laid down their lives in the Great War 1914 - 1918 for Truth Justice Liberty

In honour of all who served and in grateful appreciation of the . . . — Map (db m112530) WM

Nova Scotia (Queens County), Liverpool — Beam Trawler Jutland Memorial

In memory of the crew of the Beam Trawler Jutland foundered at sea March 11, 1920 These crossed anchors recovered from fishing banks on Jutland's previous trip are placed as a symbol of our hope that their souls are resting . . . — Map (db m112407) HM

Nova Scotia (Queens County), Liverpool — Liverpool Town Hall / L'Hotel de Ville de Liverpool

Designed by Halifax architect Herbert E. Gates, this dignitied town hall was constructed in 1901-1902. Such buildings were central to civic life across the country, providing accommodation for the growing number of services administered by . . . — Map (db m112404) HM

Nova Scotia (Queens County), Liverpool — Old Burial Ground1760 — Historic Site
. . . — Map (db m112381) HM
Nova Scotia (Queens County), Liverpool — Remembering the Deceased

The tradition of marking a burial grew out of people's inability to accept the finality of death. Since stone, by the human timescale, is not subject to decay, it represented something eternal.

The old burying grounds is one of Nova . . . — Map (db m112406) HM

Nova Scotia (Queens County), Liverpool — Step Back in Time / The Final Resting Place

Step Back in Time

Step back to the beginning of the seventeenth century. The Mi'Kmaq had given Liverpool the name 'Ogomkegea', meaning "place of departure." Descending the Mersey River in the spring they would disperse along the . . . — Map (db m112387) HM

Nova Scotia (Queens County), Liverpool — War Memorial

Erected by the Citizens of Queens County to the Glory of God and in loving memory of their sons who made the supreme sacrifice in the World War

1914 [World War I Honored Dead] 1918

1939 [World War II Honored Dead] . . . — Map (db m112398) WM

Ontario (Rideau-Goulbourn Ward, City of Ottawa), Manotick — A Safety Valve and Power SourceUne soupape de sűreté et une source d'énergie

The Rideau Canal is a 202 kilometre waterway made navigable by a system of more than 50 dams, 47 locks and 19 kilometres of actual canal ruts. Built between 1826 and 1832 as British military defence strategy, the Canal served as a . . . — Map (db m112342) HM

Ontario (Rideau-Goulbourn Ward, City of Ottawa), Manotick — A Square for All Time / Un place en permanence

In these times of rapid change and technological advancement, few things in life remain constant. However, Dickinson Square has endured over the years by serving its community through diversification, resilience and sheer . . . — Map (db m112362) HM

Ontario (Rideau-Goulbourn Ward, City of Ottawa), Manotick — Dickinson Square and Manotick / La Place Dickinson et Manotick

You are standing in Dickinson Square, named after Moss Kent Dickinson, the founder of the Village of Manotick. Dickinson and his partners were established forwarders of goods and people along the Rideau River. Recognizing the . . . — Map (db m112355) HM

Ontario (Rideau-Goulbourn Ward, City of Ottawa), Manotick — The Perpetual Challenge / Le defi perpétuel

Since the Rideau Canal opened in 1832, water management has been essential to its successful operation. Initially, water concerns focused on maintaining navigation and protecting engineering structures, with the excess water supplied . . . — Map (db m112353) HM

Germany, Bavaria (Landkreis Kitzingen), Prichsenstadt — 10 — Karlsplatz 9Historischer Stadtrundgang / Historical Town Walk
Mansarddach mit barocker Fassadengliederung

1625 urkundlich erwähnt als Wohnstatt des Stadtschreibers Konrad Wiber

1779 Umbau im Stil des "Ansbacher Barock" durch den Rotgerber und Handelsmann Erasmus Kirchner mit . . . — Map (db m112474) HM

Germany, Bavaria (Landkreis Kitzingen), Prichsenstadt — 6 — Stadtturm / City TowerHistorischer Stadtrundgang / Historical Town Walk
Torturm mit Zeltdach, Laterne, Turmknopf und Wetterfahne, vier Rundgaben mit Uhren, vollendet 1419 als westlicher Ausgang des ersten Stadtmauerringes

1740 Erhöhung des Turms auf 47 Meter für die Wohnung des Stadttürmers - . . . — Map (db m112442) HM

Germany, Bavaria (Landkreis Kitzingen), Rimbach — 208 — Wald um Rimbach / The Woods around RimbachDenkmal Route Volkach am Main - Mainschleife
Gemeinsam mit Volkach und einigen anderen Orten fand Rimbach im Jahr 906 erstmals Erwähnung in einer Urkunde...Ronopahc- hieß die Siedlung damals. Anfangs verwalteten Dienstmannen die Ortschaft, bis sie Mitte des 14. Jahrhunderts in den . . . — Map (db m112399) HM
Guatemala, Alta Verapaz (Municipality of Chisec), Chisec — Martyrs of the Internal Armed Conflict from 1979 to 1983
Martires del Conflicto Armado Interno del 1979 a 1983 Quienes en nuestra memoria estarán siempre presentes Luis Mo · Jesus Mo · Santiago Caal · Mariano Bac · Santiago Chiquin · Ignacio Chiquin · Abelino Chiquin · Ricardo Chiquin · Sipriano . . . — Map (db m112546) WM
Mexico, Puebla (Municipality of Mexico) — Nicolás Bravo
Nicolás Bravo Gobernador y Comandante Militar del Estado de Puebla Su gesto de perdonar los prisioneros realistas en Palmar del Bravo, Puebla, marca un hito en las luchas armadas por su generosa nobleza. Insurgente, republicano, defensor . . . — Map (db m112835) HM WM
Mexico, Puebla (Municipality of Puebla) — Memorial to Those Killed in University Protest of 1973
Primero de mayo 1973-1983 Diez ańos del Dia Heroico en Defensa de la Reforma Universitario de la U.A.P. Martires: Profr. Alfonso Calderon Moreno Est. Norberto Suarez Lara Est. Victor Manuel Medina Est. Ignacio Enrique Gonzalez Romano . . . — Map (db m112898) HM
Mexico, Puebla (Municipality of Puebla) — The "Paseo Bravo" as a Civic Space
El Paseo Bravo como espacio cívico El antiguo Paseo Nuevo, hoy Paseo Bravo, fue espacio de conmemoración cívica de personajes y hechos históricos de México y en especial de Puebla, marcando su destino el haber sido fusilado en su entorno en . . . — Map (db m112833) HM
Mexico, Puebla (Municipality of Puebla) — The House of the Little Heads
Casa de Las Cabecitas Una de las casas más antiguas de la ciudad que, a pesar de sus múltiples modificaciones, conserva intacta la portada de cantera, cuyo dintel luce dos elaborados medallones - típicos de la arquitectura renacentista del . . . — Map (db m112836) HM
Mexico, Puebla (Municipality of Puebla) — The José Luis Bello y González Museum
Museo José Luis Bello y González Resguarda una de las colecciones artísticas con mayor prestigio de México, constituida por 3028 piezas acopiadas por el industrial poblano José Luis Bello y González y por su hijo José Mariano Bello y Acedo. . . . — Map (db m112871) HM
Mexico, Puebla (Municipality of Puebla) — The Main Square and Fountain of San Miguel
Zócalo y Fuente de San Miguel La Plaza Mayor de la Puebla de los Angeles es tan antigua como la ciudad misma, creada en 1531 cuando se traza la ciudad, convirtiéndose a partir de entonces en el centro neurálgico de la ciudad por su ubicación . . . — Map (db m112883) HM
Mexico, Puebla (Municipality of Puebla) — The Saint Augustine Church
San Agustín Este convento agustino fue dedicado a la “Encarnación de Nuestra Seńora” y también fue conocido como "Santa María de Gracia". Su construcción inició en 1555, pero dada la magnitud del proyecto se abrió al culto aún sin . . . — Map (db m112849) HM
Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam — Spoorviaduct Oostertoegang Centraal Station / Railway Viaduct, Eastern Entrance, Central Station
Spoorviaduct Oostertoegang Centraal Station Architect: Adolf Leonard (Dolf) van Gendt (1835-1901) Opdrachtgever: Staatsspoorwegen Bouwjaar: 1875-1877

Gebouwd in Oud Hollandse stijl en versierd met balustrades, bordessen . . . — Map (db m112868) HM

Netherlands, North Holland, Haarlem — Hofje van Noblet
Gesticht in 1760 uit de nalatenschap van Geertruijd, Sara en Leonard Noblet. Gebouwd naar ontwerp van Willem Batelaan. Gerenoveered 1990-1991.

[English translation:]

Founded in 1760 from the estate . . . — Map (db m112440) HM

Sweden, Södermanland Province (Stockholm County), Stockholm — Brantingska Huset / The Branting House
Hjalmar Branting (1860 - 1925) bodde tillsammans med sin familj i detta hus under i stort sett hela sitt liv. Branting var statsminister för den första Socialdemokratiska regeringen i Sverige 1920 och fick Nobels fredspris 1921. Han var . . . — Map (db m112416) HM
Sweden, Södermanland Province (Stockholm County), Stockholm — Drottninggatan 116AKungsstenen 3
Denna fastighet uppfördes 1699-1701 av Hans Petter Scheffer. Huset är ombyggt 1875 av Hjalmar och Axel Kumlien. Fastigheten restaurerades 1926 av Erik Lallerstedt.

Byggnadsminne

[English . . . — Map (db m112427) HM

Sweden, Södermanland Province (Stockholm County), Stockholm — Galärvarvet Ĺr 1942 / Galley Yard 1942
Detta omrĺde togs i bruk ĺr 1723 som flottans galärvarv. Efterhand blev det en det av Stockholms Örlogsvarv där flottans fartyg underhölls och reparerades. Örlogsvarvet flyttades till Muskö ĺr 1969 varvid mĺnga av byggnaderna revs. . . . — Map (db m112882) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), City of Westminster — Dwight David Eisenhower
Dwight David Eisenhower October 14, 1890 - March 28, 1969 General of the Army President of the United States

A Life of Service to Freedom

1915 Graduated from West Point . . . — Map (db m112857) HM WM

United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Camden — Thomas Hodgkin1798 - 1866
Physician, Reformer and Philanthropist lived here — Map (db m112471) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), London Borough of Camden — Thomas Wakley1795 - 1862
Reformer and founder of "The Lancet" lived here — Map (db m112469) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — A Courthouse Reduced to Rubble
Prior to 1905, workmen in search of salvageable bricks dismantled the old Dallas County Courthouse (pictured here). The grassy mound before you contains the damaged bricks the workmen left behind. Cahawba was the county seat from . . . — Map (db m112559) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — Alabama's Native Prairie
Waist-high grasses billowing in the wind. Rolling prairie expanses. Most people connect these images with the Midwest's Great Plains. But for thousands of years, tallgrass soils of Alabama's Black Belt. Along prairie—25 miles across . . . — Map (db m112692) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — Anna Gayle Fry House
Home site of the author of "Memories of Old Cahaba," whose family lived here from the Capital's earliest days as landowners and lawyers, giving her a rich legacy of town history. Married to a doctor, she moved to Galveston, Texas, and returned here . . . — Map (db m112360) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — Behind the Big House
Two story brick slave quarters like the one before you were not typical, but they could be found in wealthy towns like Cahawba. Stephen Barker built these quarters in 1860 on the northern edge of town. As you can see in the . . . — Map (db m112472) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — Black Belt Transformations
Alabama's Black Belt region derives its name from a narrow sash of dark, fertile soil across the state's midsection. Covering 1000 square miles, the Black Belt occupies just 2% of the state's landmass, but its history and transformations . . . — Map (db m112800) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — Cahaba's Changing Landscape
In 1818, Alabama's first governor carved the capital city of Cahawba out of the wilderness. In less than 50 years, Cahawba grew from a frontier capital full of log cabins to one of America's wealthiest communities, with some of the . . . — Map (db m112690) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — Cahawba - circa 1500
Two Ghost Towns? Long before Cahawba was built as Alabama's first state capital, there was another village at this location. Just like Cahawba, it thrived for about 50 years, then disappeared. About the year 1500 a group of . . . — Map (db m112450) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — Captive Boys in Blue
In 1862 the Confederacy used one of Cahawba's brick cotton warehouses to temporarily house men captured at the Battle of Shiloh. In 1863, they officially converted the warehouse into a military prison. The inmates called it "Castle . . . — Map (db m112528) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — Death in the Street
On a May afternoon in 1856, an angry John A. Bell rounded this corner carrying a large hickory stick. He passed by Edward Perine's fine brick store, and continued south down the sidewalk. Under his coat, he carried two pistols and a . . . — Map (db m112527) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — Memorials for Prisoners of War
These are not graves. These are markers to memoralize the Federal soldiers who died in the Cahawba Military Prison during the Civil War. The men within the prison called it "Castle Morgan." No one knows where in Cahawba these . . . — Map (db m112409) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — Methodist Church
These ruins were once a place of worship for members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Built in 1849, it was the first single denomination church in Cahawba. An earlier church for the common use of all denominations was erected about 1840. . . . — Map (db m112410) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — Missing Pieces
"We by-and-by discovered...a pair of those splendid birds, the Ivory-billed Woodpeckers (Picus principalis). They were engaged in rapping some tall dead pines, in a dense part of the forest, which rang with their loud notes." . . . — Map (db m112801) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — The Duke of Cahaba
Look around you. There are hundreds of pecan trees growing nearby. All were planted by Clifton Kirkpatrick, a.k.a. The Duke of Cahaba." (Note: Cahawba lost its "w" by the late 19th century.) In 1889 Samuel and Sarah Kirkpatrick . . . — Map (db m112473) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — The Hole That Was Once a Row
1822 - Crocheron's Row Cahawba's First Shopping Center This large hole was dug in 1822 to be the basement beneath Cahawba's first brick store. In the 19th century the word "row" described a building that consisted of . . . — Map (db m112577) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — Welcome to Downtown Cahawba
Cahawba's homes were spread over an entire square mile, many with yards of one or two acres. That was not the case here on Vine Street. Offices, stores and hotels were tightly packed along this main street. The steamboat landings on the . . . — Map (db m112560) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — Who Lived Here?
This house, the Fambro / Arthur home, takes its name from two of its owners. One was a judge, the other was a former slave. The Fambro Family A. Judge W. W. Fambro built this house in the early 1840s. He may have created . . . — Map (db m112451) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Cahaba — Yankees in Cahawba
A New York merchant, Richard Conner Crocheron, built a magnificant mansion on this spot. The adjacent photograph captured the decayed splendor of this home before it burned. Look closely at the photograph. Try to identify the columns . . . — Map (db m112582) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Marion Junction — Prosperity Cemetery
Prosperity Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery is the resting place of many members of the church from 1846 until 1961. The Church was organized in 1822 by Isaac Grier. A church building stood on this site from 1844 until 1891, . . . — Map (db m112357) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Orville — Whitt Cemetery
Whitt Cemetery has been placed on the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register by the Alabama Historical Commission — Map (db m112356) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — A Grassroots MovementSelma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
For centuries, Selma was a city where the rules of race were enforced by humiliation and fear. But Selma gave birth to one of the greatest grassroots campaigns in history—the voting rights movement. The Selma to Montgomery march was . . . — Map (db m112370) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — First Baptist ChurchSelma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
First Baptist was the first church in Selma to open its doors to members of the Dallas County Voters League as well as to young activists from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. From 1963 to 1965, under the leadership of Reverend M.C. . . . — Map (db m112366) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — George Washington Carver Homes ProjectsDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street
In 1952, the City of Selma accepted federal funds to build the George Washington Carver Homes Projects. The residences became “The Face of the Civil Rights Movement” to many in the 1960s because Dr. King, the Southern Christian . . . — Map (db m112354) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — George Washington Carver NeighborhoodSelma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
The George Washington Carver neighborhood served as base camp for the votings rights movement during the tumultuous weeks of March 1965. These blocks of brick two-story homes—the city's first and largest federal housing project for blacks, . . . — Map (db m112365) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — Lewis ScottA Quote from Lewis - "I See With Memory"
At the age of 20, Lewis lost his sight in 1957 from Glaucoma. He learned the language of braille, other independent living and vocational skills during his attendance at the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind in Talladega, Alabama. . . . — Map (db m112363) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — Sanctuary to StageSelma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
The shooting of Jimmie Lee Jackson in nearby Marion, Alabama, transformed Brown Chapel from a sanctuary into a staging area for the Selma march, In a passionate sermon SCLC worker James Bevel suggested making a pilgrimage to the State Capitol to . . . — Map (db m112364) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — Turning PointSelma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
By early 1964, the Dallas County Voters League (DCVL) and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee's (SNCC) efforts to organize for voting rights had reached a turning point. In July 1964 Judge James Hare, pressured by Selma law enforcement to . . . — Map (db m112369) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), White Hall — A Price PaidSelma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
Threatened by the potential four-to-one advantage of the black vote, whites retaliated by ousting black families from white-owned lands. The African American families who lived here paid dearly to earn their right to vote. Crowded into canvas tents . . . — Map (db m112400) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), White Hall — After the March—Tent CitySelma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
Since the federal registrars came in August of 1965, thousands and thousands of Negroes have registered to vote. White plantation owners have retaliated by mass evictions. In December 1965, over forty families either left the county, moved in . . . — Map (db m112405) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), White Hall — Day TwoSelma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
Monday, March 22, 1965, on the second day of the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March, protesters passed this site in late afternoon. At that time the four-lane highway in front of you was only two lanes, and for safety reasons the number of . . . — Map (db m112375) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), White Hall — It Started in SelmaSelma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
At times history and fate meet at a single time in a single place to shape a turning point in man's unending search for freedom. So it was at Lexington and Concord. So it was a century ago at Appomattox. So it was last week in Selma, Alabama. . . . — Map (db m112403) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), White Hall — Marchers, Supporters, HecklersSelma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
While helicopters buzzed overhead, National Guard soldiers—ordered by President Lyndon Johnson to protect the marchers—lined U.S. Highway 80, alert to the potential of violence by angry whites. Marchers walked mile after tired mile, . . . — Map (db m112384) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), White Hall — No Isolated IncidentSelma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
For African Americans in the 1960s, being kicked off white-owned lands for trying to register to vote no isolated incident. Just as had happened here in Lowndes County, blacks in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Greene County, Alabama, were driven from . . . — Map (db m112389) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), White Hall — You Gotta MoveSelma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
In December 1965, a city of tents appeared on this site. The temporary shelters were homes for evicted black sharecropper families. These farmers worked and lived their lives on white-owned farms in Lowndes County. But when they dared to register to . . . — Map (db m112371) HM
California (Lassen), Susanville — Oakes & Philbrook Furniture Store
William Vellenoweth, better known to a generation of Susanville youngsters as Dad Popcorn, had his colorful stand at this location from 1918 to 1931. This building, constructed in 1901 as the Oakes & Philbrook Furniture Store, also housed the . . . — Map (db m112617) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Canoga Park — F-1 Engine
Dedicated to the employees of Rocketdyne on the tenth anniversary of man’s first lunar landing

July 20, 1979

A cluster of five Rockytdyne-built F-1 engines lifted the 365-foot-tall Apollo vehicle from Earth, beginning man’s . . . — Map (db m112677) HM

California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — In Memory of Our Ancestors
In memory of our ancestors, the Gabrieleńos, who inhabited the Pueblo of Los Angeles, and called it Yangna. They lived in harmony with Mother Earth. May they now be in peace in the spiritual world. — Map (db m112688) HM
California (Los Angeles County), West Hills — Ancient Live Oaks And Old Mission Lime Kilns1797 - 1806
These venerable oak trees were topped by the Franciscan friars to furnish fuel for the nearby lime kilns that provided mortar for the building of the Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana. These fused rocks were taken for their preservation, from the . . . — Map (db m112552) HM
California (Nevada County), Truckee — C.P.R.R. Truckee Round House
Needed to house and maintain the engines of the Central Pacific Railroad during construction of the Trans-Sierra Crossing, an enclosed wooden round house was constructed here in 1868. It was razed by fire in March 1869. A 16 stall wooden structure . . . — Map (db m112520) HM
California (Siskiyou County), Etna — I.O.O.F. Hall
The Etna Chapter of the Independent Order of Odd Fellow #184 was founded on January 18, 1871. There were 11 charter members. This brick building was designed by Louis Fafa and was built in 1881. The upper floor was used for lodge . . . — Map (db m112494) HM
California (Siskiyou County), Hornbrook — Hilt, CA
In 1851 John Hilt made his way to California from Illinois, landing in Hangtown. Hearing of rich diggins made his way north to Yreka by 1852. Finding way to the Cottonwood area (Hornbrook) where he worked mining, ranching, farming and saw milling. . . . — Map (db m112571) HM
California (Siskiyou County), Montague — Little Shasta Congregational Church
Dedicated to the memory of the Pioneers of Little Shasta Valley who raised this House to the Glory of God. On March 5, 1876 The Little Shasta Congregational Church was formed. It was in 1877 that the first subscriptions were taken for . . . — Map (db m112622) HM
California (Siskiyou County), Weed — CHL 517 — Emigrant Trail
As early as 1852 wagon trains of overland emigrants crossed 600 feet to the north into Shasta Valley and Yreka; and at this point the 1857 Military Pass from Fort Crook emerged to join the westward emigrant road. — Map (db m112619) HM
California (Trinity County), Hayfork — Japanese Bomb Balloon
The Japanese paper balloon landed in a tree near the Charles Lafffranchini Ranch 2½ miles N.W. of here on the afternoon of February 1, 1945 and after time exploded leaving the gas valve lines, ballast, 4 bombs, sandbags and the bomb carriage . . . — Map (db m112565) HM
California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Jumper Sawmill
In the 1880’s George Jumper established a steam powered sawmill 300' east of this monument, above the confluence of Little Brown’s Creek and China Gulch. An 80’ long building housed the mill. Oxen teams of ten or more were used to pull long, four . . . — Map (db m112566) HM
California (Trinity County), Weaverville — The Old Courthouse
At the head of Court Street next to the Catholic cemetery, J.F. Chillis in 1852, began building the first Trinity County courthouse. The twenty by sixty structure was three stories in 1853. The Trinity Masonic Lodge bought the third floor from the . . . — Map (db m112475) HM
California (Trinity County), Weaverville — Weaverville Basin Gold Discovery Site
In the bend of Rich Gulch near its junction with Ash Hollow five miners worked the winter of 1849-50, with the use of a log hollowed out to make a rocker. The rich pocket yielded five pounds of gold per day. The gulches in this district proved to . . . — Map (db m112476) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Bethany Beach — Charles W. Cullen BridgeIndian River Inlet
The present inlet was formed in 1929 and was widened and stabilized by the Corps of Engineers from 1938-1940. The first three bridges that spanned the inlet were plagued by a series of failures due to environmental and meteorological conditions. . . . — Map (db m108109) HM
District of Columbia, Anacostia — 13 of 20 — A Neighborhood Oasis
Follow Good Hope Road under the highway to your left to reach Anacostia Park, a longtime neighborhood oasis. In 1914, after years of citizen requests, Congress directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to "improve" the Anacostia River by . . . — Map (db m112785) HM
District of Columbia, Anacostia — 20 of 20 — Rose's RowAn East-of-the-River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail
Across the intersection to your left is Rose's Row, three one-family and three two-family houses built in 1890 by local saloon-keeper William H. Rose. Rose's son Daniel designed them in the popular Italianate style and carefully crafted a . . . — Map (db m112784) HM
District of Columbia, Anacostia — 11 of 20 — Transit and TradeAn East-of-the-River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail
The arrival of modern transportation after the Civil War transformed Anacostia. The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad opened a branch line along the river here in 1874, brining industry. Two years later businessman and developer Henry Griswold launched . . . — Map (db m112788) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — 10 of 18 — "Suburban" DevelopmentRoads to Diversity — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail
By the 1890s the Rock Creek Railway Company's new electric streetcars made it easy to commute across town. The "country" settlements of this area became "suburban." One streetcar line followed 18th to Calvert Street, passed here, and then . . . — Map (db m112593) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — A People Without Murals Is A Demuralized People
Painted in 1977, A People Without Murals Is A Demuralized People is the oldest and only mural remaining in Adams Morgan created by a group of Latino immigrant artists. It was brought back to life in 2005 by Sol & Soul, a D.C. . . . — Map (db m112594) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — Archaeology in Adams MorganSurveying the Cemeteries in Walter Pierce Park, 2005-2013
In 2013, Howard University archaeologists, working with concerned citizens, completed a seven-year survey of Walter C. Pierce Community Park. Their goal: to identify and protect two 19th Century cemeteries--the Colored Union Benevolent . . . — Map (db m112588) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — 8 of 18 — Serving the NeighborhoodRoads to Diversity — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail
Furs by Gartenhaus and truffles by Avignon Freres. Hand-crafted ice cream from Budd's. Beginning in the 1910s, such neighborhood favorites occupied the commercial buildings to your right developed by Sanner and Barr. These fashionable shops . . . — Map (db m112597) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — Soldiers and Sailors Buried at Mt. Pleasant Plains Cemetery, 1870-1890(Walter Pierce Park)
Page One: U.S. Army of the Potomac: Dabney Walker escaped slavery near Fredericksburg, Va., and became a scout for the Army of the Potomac. His wife Lucy Ann was a laundress in the Confederate camps, sending coded messages . . . — Map (db m112591) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — 9 of 18 — Tragedy at 18th and ColumbiaRoads to Diversity — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail
Before there was "Adams Morgan," this crossroads lent the neighborhood its name: "18th and Columbia." Here you could catch a streetcar to just about anywhere and buy nearly anything. But back in 1922, 18th and Columbia witnessed a tragedy. . . . — Map (db m112596) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — 12 — 12. Map
12. Map Cleveland Park Historic District Art on Call Locator 1. Roma Restaurant - Mary Belcher 2. Commerce - Eleanor Oliver 3. The Broadmoor - John Simpson 4. Causeway at Tregaron - John Woo 5. Red Top - John Woo 6. Queen . . . — Map (db m112379) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — 13 — 13. Mary Day and the Washington Ballet
Front: Mary Day Back: 13. Mary Day and the Washington Ballet Founded by Mary Day and her teacher, Lisa Gardner, in 1944, the Washington School of Ballet has grown from one studio on the first floor of this corner building . . . — Map (db m112378) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — 14 — 14. Flower
Front: 14. Flower Cleveland Park's lovely, hidden private gardens periodically open to the public in organized garden tours. These tours are but one of many results of the long history of resident collaboration. In the 1920s, the . . . — Map (db m112376) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — 15 — 15. Landscape
Front: 15. Landscape An 1897 study for Washington, D.C. by the renowned landscape architecture firm of Frederick Law Olmstead influenced the layout of many streets in Cleveland Park. Rather than following the standard grid pattern, . . . — Map (db m112374) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — 4 — 4. Causeway at Tregaron
Front: 4. Causeway at Tregaron In 1912, renowned country house architect, Charles Adams Platt designed several buildings on this 20 acre country estate in collaboration with landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman. Initially named . . . — Map (db m112392) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — 5 — 5. Site of Red TopPresident Cleveland's Cottage
Front: 5. Site of Red Top President Cleveland's Cottage Cleveland Park derives it's name from it's most illustrious resident, President Grover Cleveland. In 1886, Cleveland purchased a stone farmhouse on the South side of now . . . — Map (db m112386) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — 6. Queen Anne Style
6. Queen Anne Style This 1898 Queen Anne style house is an outstanding example designed by Robert Thompson Head, the most prolific architect during the first phase of the Cleveland Park neighborhood's development. Between 1897 and 1901, Head . . . — Map (db m112391) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — 7 — 7. Early Fire Fighting
7. Early Fire Fighting In 1910, this was the site of a shed hosting a horse drawn chemical fire truck, an important amenity as the first houses in Cleveland Park were constructed mainly of wood, and the new suburb was far from city services. In . . . — Map (db m112388) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — 8 — 8. Sherman Cottages
Front: 8. Sherman Cottages Between 1903 and 1912, the second phase of Cleveland Park development featured houses in the Arts and Crafts style. Many of these were Sherman Cottages named for Ella Bennett Sherman, artist and wife of . . . — Map (db m112390) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — 9 — 9. Rosedale
Front: 9. Rosedale The grand, 1,000 acre Rosedale Estate which was later subdivided to form Cleveland Park, was purchased by General Uriah Forrest, an aid-de-camp of General George Washington, who built a farmhouse in 1793. Between . . . — Map (db m112382) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — The Story of RosedaleFrom Colonial Farm to Village Green
The Rosedale farmhouse is said to be the oldest house surviving in Washington, DC. It was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. The farmhouse is a private home. Please do not enter farmhouse grounds. . . . — Map (db m112385) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — Tregaron Conservancy
The historic gardens of the Tregaron Estate with pathways, flowing streams and stone bridges are an enduring treasure and place of discovery. Tregaron Conservancy is dedicated to the preservation and rehabilitation of the woodland garden . . . — Map (db m112393) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Congress Heights — Congress Heights SchoolAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 3100 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue, SE
The eight-room brick Congress Heights Elementary School opened in 1897 to serve the new, whites-only Congress Heights development. The iconic tower and clock were added in 1913. After public schools were desegregated in 1954, Congress Heights became . . . — Map (db m112782) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — The building on this cornerDupont Circle — Diverse Visions, One Neighborhood
Police Call Boxes such as this one (originally painted blue) were installed in the District after the Civil War. Officers on foot patrol used this secure telegraph system to contact the station, accessing the box with a now highly collectible . . . — Map (db m112628) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — "Single Form"By Barbara Hepworth — In Tribute to Dag Hammarskjöld
"Single Form" By Barbara Hepworth In Tribute to Dag Hammarskjöld Presented to the United Nations By Jacob Blaustein This half-size bronze of the monumental abstract sculpture, which in 1964 was placed in front . . . — Map (db m112635) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 2019 Q Street NW
Built in 1910 in the Italian Renaissance Revival manner by the American architect, Waddy Wood, as his residence. Restored in 2002. — Map (db m112667) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Across 23rd St. and Rock CreekDupont Circle — Diverse Visions, One Neighborhood
Police Call Boxes such as this one (originally painted blue) were installed in the District after the Civil War. Officers on foot patrol used this secure telegraph system to contact the station, accessing the box with a now highly collectible . . . — Map (db m112627) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — After the Civil WarDupont Circle — Diverse Visions, One Neighborhood
Fire Fact, November 28, 1911 DC's first motorized fire engine was placed in service at Engine Company 24. Its engine house was the first to be built without a stable and manure pit. Caption: Fire Department information and images . . . — Map (db m112658) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Before the 1800sDupont Circle — Diverse Visions, One Neighborhood
Police Call Boxes such as this one (originally painted blue) were installed in the District after the Civil War. Officers on foot patrol used this secure telegraph system to contact the station, accessing the box with a now highly collectible . . . — Map (db m112629) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Bernardo O'Higgins
Bernardo O'Higgins 1778 - 1842 Founding Father of Chile Unveiled by the President of the Republic of Chile Dr. Michelle Bechelet During her working visit to the United States of America Washington, D.C. June 23, . . . — Map (db m112652) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Democracy Tree
This tree is dedicated to the more than half million veterans, taxpayers, and citizens of the District of Columbia who, despite fighting in foreign wars, paying their full measure of taxes and faithfully serving their country, continue to have no . . . — Map (db m112632) WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Hélčne De Beir
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District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The Dupont Circle area has always beenDupont Circle — Diverse Visions, One Neighborhood
Fire Fact, Sunday February 7, 1904 Great Baltimore Fire, several DC fire companies answered Baltimore Chief's urgent telegram, "Desperate fire here. Must have help at once." DC, responding by railway flatcar, was accompanied by New York . . . — Map (db m112660) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The Paul and Phyllis Nitze Building
To Paul Nitze, Statesman, educator and a founder of this School; For his farsighted wisdom, unfailing generosity, And leadership in teaching new generations to manage the affairs of nations; and To Phyllis Nitze, For . . . — Map (db m112674) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Building
The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Building In memory of Stephanie Tubbs Jones (1949-2008) Member of Congress 1999-2008 CBCF Board Member 2005-2008 Dedicated July 2009 — Map (db m112657) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 2007.001 — This excerpt from Walt Whitman's "The Dresser"...
The Dresser Walt Whitman (surrounding station entrance) We Embrace E. Ethelbert Miller, 2005 (surrounding bench) This excerpt from Walt Whitman's "The Dresser" (1865 version) and "We Embrace" by E. Ethelbert Miller are . . . — Map (db m112634) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — This segment of the Berlin Wall...
This segment of the Berlin Wall was presented to the Nitze School and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies of the Johns Hopkins University by the Berlin Senate. It symbolizes both the peaceful end of a long international struggle . . . — Map (db m112638) WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — You are standing at the edge of Embassy RowDupont Circle — Diverse Visions, One Neighborhood
Fire Fact, 1871 The District of Columbia Fire Department was established on September 23, 1871 and included six fire companies. The "all-paid" fire department replaced the volunteer fire companies that had protected the Districts. . . . — Map (db m112655) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Kalorama Triangle — 13 of 18 — "Best Addresses"Roads to Diversity — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail
dubbed "best addresses" by historian James Goode, the grand apartments of the Kalorama Triangle are among the city's earliest. The Mendota (1901) located at 2220 20th, is the city's oldest intact luxury apartment house. The Wyoming (1905_1911), . . . — Map (db m112600) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Kalorama Triangle — 12 of 18 — Kalorama TriangleRoads to Diversity — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail
You are standing in the Kalorama Triangle Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1987. Most of its elaborate houses were built between 1888 and 1930 in what was then the "Washington Heights" subdivision. . . . — Map (db m112598) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Fifteenth Street Presbyterian ChurchAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 15th and R streets, NW
The Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church has been a vital religious, educational, and social center since 1841. It was founded by John F. Cook, Sr. (ca. 1810-1855), who rose from slavery to run Union Seminary and become Washington's first black . . . — Map (db m112661) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Pleasant — 4 — A Village Comes to Life: Mount Pleasant after the Civil War
As dust from the Civil War settled, the nation's capital entered a new phase of growth. The expanding government needed more workers, who in turn needed more housing. An entrepreneur named Samuel Brown bought a large tract of land outside . . . — Map (db m112585) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Pleasant — 2 — Harvest at Pleasant Plains, ca. 1750
2 Harvest at Pleasant Plains, ca. 1750 By the late 17th century, English colonial settlements and tobacco plantations had reached what is now Washington, DC. By the 1750s the ports of Alexandria and Georgetown were built, and soon . . . — Map (db m112586) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1607John Smith
The first permanent English colonists come to the New World in three small ships; the Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery. After settling at what is now Jamestown, Virginia Captain Smith becomes their leader. John . . . — Map (db m112727) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1631Transportation Walk
1631 America's first ferry-man Edward Converse is paid one or two pence a person, six pence per pig and extra monies to run the ferry at night across the Charles River between Boston and Charlestown. The Ferry Boat, Fanny Palmer. The . . . — Map (db m112728) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1775Transportation Walk
1775 America's First Submarine, the Turtle, is built by David Bushnell to break the British blockade of New York. The driver uses a hand driven propeller to move it beneath its target. Lt. Francis Barber's 1875 drawing of the . . . — Map (db m112730) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1775Transportation Walk
1775 Daniel Boone follows the Warriors' Path and blazes the Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap. From 1775 to 1810, over 200,000 settlers move west through the Gap. Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers through the Cumberland Gap, . . . — Map (db m112731) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1786Elias Hasket Derby
The first American trading ship arrives at the port of Canton, China. Following the American Revolution, merchant Elias Derby's ships make 45 voyages to new markets in the East Indies and China. Elias Hasket Derby, James Frothingham, . . . — Map (db m112729) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1804-1806Meriwether Lewis, William Clark
1804-1806 Meriweather Lewis William Clark Lewis, Clark and the Corps of Discovery seek the "shortest and most convenient route to the Pacific." Their versatile 55 foot keelboat can be rowed, poled, sailed or pulled up the Missouri . . . — Map (db m112732) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1804-1806Sacagawea
A Shoshone Indian woman, Sacagawea, accompanies Lewis and Clark as an interpreter and enables the expedition to purchase horses. Clark calls her his "pilot" through the Rockies. The Trapper's Bride (detail), Alfred Jacob Miller, 1819-1878. . . . — Map (db m112733) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1806Thomas Jefferson
Better roads link the nation and enable people and goods to move inland. In 1806, Thomas Jefferson signs the law authorizing the construction of the first federal highway, the National Road. — Map (db m112734) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1956Transportation Walk
1956 The first containerized shipment travels from Newark, New Jersey to Houston, Texas. Loading full trailer bodies onto ships rather than loading and unloading the cargo revolutionizes shipping. Container ship Hawaiian . . . — Map (db m112716) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1958Transportation Walk
Transportation Walk 1958 The Boeing 707 enters commercial service and an era of increased passenger travel begins. It is the first jet aircraft to provide commercial service carrying over 180 passengers Follow the transportation . . . — Map (db m112717) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1966Transportation Walk
1966 Pan Am's Juan Trippe works with Boeing to develop the wide-body 747. Jumbo jets like the 747 can carry up to 490 passengers and reduce the cost of long distance travel. Passengers boarding a 747 in 1969. Photo courtesy of Edwin T. . . . — Map (db m112720) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1969Transportation Walk
Transportation Walk 1969 Neil Armstrong commands the Apollo 11 and becomes the first man to land a craft and walk on the moon. Follow the transportation exhibition surrounding the Department of Transportation . . . — Map (db m112721) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 2003Transportation Walk
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District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — April 1, 1967Transportation Walk
Transportation Walk April 1, 1967 "In a nation that spans a continent, transportation is a web of union."—Lyndon B. Johnson on the new Department of Transportation begins operations. It oversees how transportation affects . . . — Map (db m112719) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Expanding Gate Valve
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration To advance the safe transportation of energy and other hazardous materials Expanding Gate Valve Utilized on a filter skid in a liquid petroleum gas system in Texas City, Texas . . . — Map (db m112726) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Four Bicycles and a Three-Wheeler
Four Bicycles and a Three-Wheeler Marked, designated bike lanes on streets in most major cities, in suburbs and towns, are a response to increased cycling for fun, fitness and convenient, fuel-saving commuting. Cyclist in bike lane . . . — Map (db m112722) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Landing Gear and Wheels
Landing Gear and Wheels Many people fly for the first time after the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 results in lower fares and the growth of commuter airlines offering new routes through a hub-and-spoke system. Delta hub . . . — Map (db m112725) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Ships' WheelsTransportation Walk
Ships' Wheels Starting in the 18th century, helm wheels begin to replace tillers for turning ships' rudders, making steering easier. Steering wheels of the USS Hartford, 1864. Naval Historical Center NH 49501. Transportation . . . — Map (db m112735) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Three Gas PumpsTransportation Walk
Three Gas Pumps Increased automobile use and interstate trucking companies spur the growth of the largest of roads in the world. Rural areas are linked to major economic centers. Vacationers headed for Virginia beaches, July 4, 1959. . . . — Map (db m112718) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Northeast Washington — Langston Terrace Dwellings/Hilyard RobinsonAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 21st Street and Benning Road, NE
Langston Terrace Dwellings, opened in 1938, was the first federally funded public housing project in Washington and among the first in the nation. It honors John Mercer Langston (1829-1897), abolitionist, founder of Howard University Law School, and . . . — Map (db m112792) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — American News Women's Club
Society of Professional Journalists Historic Site in Journalism The American News Women's Club was founded on April 4, 1932, as the Newspaper Women's Club, with membership limited to women reporters and writers employed by . . . — Map (db m112623) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Architects and ArchitectureSheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Sheridan-Kalorama's grand mansions, in a variety of architectural styles, are the work of many prominent architects. In 1910 Jules Henri de Sibour designed the stately mansion at 2221 Kalorama Rd. for a mining magnate. It is now the home of the . . . — Map (db m112607) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Chief JusticesSheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Three chief justices of the Supreme Court lived in Sheridan-Kalorama. William Howard Taft, appointed Chief Justice after his presidency, lived at 2215 Wyoming Ave. Charles Evans Hughes, a U.S. Secretary of State and an unsuccessful candidate for . . . — Map (db m112605) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Educational InstitutionsSheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Educational institutions are part of Sheridan-Kalorama's history. Across the street is Our Lady Queen of the Americas Catholic Church. Built in 1904, it housed St. Rose's Industrial School, where orphaned girls were taught home economics. Later St. . . . — Map (db m112608) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — George WashingtonSheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Here is an elegant George Washington trotting on his handsome horse. Our first president never lived in the city that bears his name, but in the late 1700s you might have glimpsed Washington riding along the Post Road, a highway that connected . . . — Map (db m112624) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — 1 & 2 — History of Sheridan-KaloramaSheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
The area known as Sheridan-Kalorama was patented to John Langsworth by King Charles II in 1668. It was later sold to Anthony Holmead who in turn willed it to his nephew. in 1791, as L'Enfant laid out his plans for the boundaries of the new federal . . . — Map (db m112621) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Joel BarlowSheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Joel Barlow Reverse: Joel Barlow (1754-1812) served in the American Revolution and was a businessman, diplomat and published poet. In 1796-97 he negotiated the release of Americans held for years by the Turkish regent of Algiers. . . . — Map (db m112611) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — KaloramaSheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Charles Codman's painting depicts Kalorama, the 19th century estate of Joel Barlow. Kalorama (Greek for beautiful view) was extolled by Thomas Jefferson as "a most lovely seat adjoining the city, on a high hill commanding the Potomac River." . . . — Map (db m112615) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Little FriarSheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Paz, paix, shalom, esaalam, are words from several foreign languages spoken in Sheridan-Kalorama, each meaning peace. This representation of a benevolent friar welcomes you in peace. We share, too, works of "America's poet" Walt Whitman, who spent . . . — Map (db m112601) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Robert Emmet: Irish PatriotRock Creek Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
"I wished to procure for my country the guarantee which Washington procured for America" The centerpiece of this small park is a sculpture of Irish patriot Robert Emmet that serves as a tribute to how American democracy inspired the . . . — Map (db m112614) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — St. Jerome the Priest
St. Jerome the Priest A.D. 341 — 420 Greatest Doctor of the Church I. Mestrovic Croatian Sculptor 1883 — 1962 — Map (db m112616) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — The LindensSheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
At 2401 Kalorama Road stands an elegant Georgian frame house, The Lindens. This is Washington's oldest house, yet it is not "of" the District. Built in 1754, in Danvers, Massachusetts, by Robert "King" Hooper a wealthy merchant, The Lindens once . . . — Map (db m112603) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — The PresidentsSheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Five presidents lived in Sheridan-Kalorama between 1916 and 1930. Warren G. Harding lived at 2314 Wyoming Avenue while a senator from Ohio. William Howard Taft lived across the street at 2215 Wyoming Avenue while Chief Justice of the Supreme Court . . . — Map (db m112606) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Women of InfluenceSheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Sheridan-Kalorama has been home to many influential women. While she lobbied our political leaders to support Nationalist China, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek lived nearby at 2443 Kalorama Rd. Others include presidential wives Eleanor Roosevelt, a wise . . . — Map (db m112604) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Woodrow Wilson House
Woodrow Wilson House has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and . . . — Map (db m112613) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southeast Washington — 1817Transportation Walk
Transportation Walk 1817 Captain Henry M. Shreve designs a shallow [unreadable] high-pressure engine so steamboats can navigate upriver to Western Waters. His Washington makes the round trip between Louisville and New Orleans in 41 . . . — Map (db m112741) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southeast Washington — 1825DeWitt Clinton
The 363-mile Erie Canal, promoted by New York governor Clinton, opens. Settlers move west and the cost to move goods east decreases 90%. New York becomes the busiest port in America. — Map (db m112743) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southeast Washington — 1827Transportation Walk
New York City's first public transportation route operates the 12-seat stagecoach Accommodation. By 1832, horses pull metal-wheel street railway cars on metal tracks. Follow the transportation exhibition surrounding the Department of . . . — Map (db m112744) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southeast Washington — 1830John B. Jervis
Chief engineer Jervis designs the steam engine Experiment for the Mohawk & Hudson Railroad. The first free-swinging four-wheel front truck becomes the standard American design and enables speeds of 80 miles per hour. John Bloomfield . . . — Map (db m112739) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southeast Washington — 1830Transportation Walk
Peter Cooper races his steam locomotive Tom Thumb against the horse-drawn B&O Railroad. within a year, the B&O is an all-steam railroad. 20th century reconstruction of the Tom Thumb. From the collections of the B&O Railroad Museum. . . . — Map (db m112742) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southeast Washington — 1830/1899
1830 There are 23 miles of railroad tracks in the United States. 1899 There are 186,000 miles of railroad tracks in the United States. — Map (db m112750) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southeast Washington — 1833Joseph Walker
Trappers gain early knowledge of routes through the West. After years in the mountains, Walker leads the first party overland to the Great Salt Lake and then the Yosemite Valley. — Map (db m112745) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southeast Washington — 1837Transportation Walk
John Ericsson's steam driven screw propeller is more efficient than the paddle wheel and is still used today. In 1862 he applies this and other improvements to his design of the ironclad Monitor. Follow the transportation exhibition . . . — Map (db m112748) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southeast Washington — 1840-1950
Enslaved and free African-Americans were the primary railroad builders in the South before and after the Civil War. For generations, railroad companies employed more African-Americans than any other industry in the U.S. Theodore Kornweible . . . — Map (db m112740) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southeast Washington — 1860Johnny Fry
For 19 months, until the telegraph replaced it, the Pony Express provides the fastest mail service to California. Fry rides the first leg in and out of St. Joseph, Missouri. The mail reaches Sacramento in 10 days. — Map (db m112747) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southeast Washington — 1865-1869
Chinese were hired to do the dangerous work of blasting and laying ties over the treacherous High Sierras. Comprising nearly 80% of Central Pacific's workforce, their contributions made possible the Transcontinental Railroad. Chinese workers . . . — Map (db m112738) HM

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