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

A Fortress of Finance: The US Treasury Building

The White House

 

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
A Fortress of Finance Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 26, 2016
1. A Fortress of Finance Marker
Inscription.  Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1972, the US Treasury Building is the oldest departmental building in Washington. The building serves as the headquarters of the Treasury Department. Treasury's responsibilities encompass revenue collection, money production, accounting, and economic policy formulation. Treasury's architectural significance and the department's role in America's economic history rank the building among Washington's most important landmarks.

Like the White House, Treasury has been on its original site since 1800. From 1836 to 1869, the present building was constructed by notable American architects. Following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865, the building served as the temporary presidential office of Andrew Johnson while First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln remained in the White House.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #17 Andrew Johnson
A Fortress of Finance Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 26, 2016
2. A Fortress of Finance Marker
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, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
 
Location. 38° 53.914′ N, 77° 2.055′ W. Marker is in Downtown Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest west of 15th Street Northwest, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave Northwest, Washington DC 20005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United States Department of the Treasury (here, next to this marker); Albert Gallatin (a few steps from this marker); Webster-Ashburton Treaty (within shouting distance of this marker); Downtown Washington, 1801 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Inaugural Parade Tradition (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedman’s Savings And Trust (within shouting distance of this marker); Melvin Jones (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nation's Most Famous Address (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown Washington.
 
A Fortress of Finance Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 26, 2016
3. A Fortress of Finance Marker
Treasury's South Façade image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 26, 2016
4. Treasury's South Façade
Close-up of photo on marker
Treasury's North Façade image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 26, 2016
5. Treasury's North Façade
Map - President's Park<br>You are Here image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 26, 2016
6. Map - President's Park
You are Here
Close-up of map on marker
United States Department of the Treasury - National Historic Landmark image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 21, 2017
7. United States Department of the Treasury - National Historic Landmark
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 441 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 14, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7. submitted on October 25, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 7, 2022