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

The White House

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

 
 
The White House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
1. The White House Marker
This same kiosk style informational marker is repeated at several points around the White House.
Inscription.  The White House is the oldest public building in the District of Columbia, and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is the most famous address in the United States. Here, every President except George Washington, has conducted the government of the Nation. Since 1792, the White House has become symbolic of the American Presidency throughout the world. While the Capitol represents the freedom and ideas of the Nation, the White House stands for the power and statesmanship of the chief executive.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 38° 53.912′ N, 77° 2.106′ W. Marker is in Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest east of 17th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20500, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
The White House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
2. The White House Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. Freedman’s Savings And Trust (within shouting distance of this marker); General Lafayette and his Compatriots (within shouting distance of this marker); Albert Gallatin (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Department of the Treasury (within shouting distance of this marker); A Fortress of Finance: The US Treasury Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tayloe House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Webster-Ashburton Treaty (about 400 feet away); Downtown Washington, 1801 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
More about this marker. The marker is part of a kiosk orienting visitors to the White House grounds and area. On the right side is a map of the area around The White House.
 
Also see . . .  White House Historical Association. The White House Historical Association is a charitable nonprofit institution whose purpose is to enhance the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the White House. (Submitted on August 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
The White House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 5, 2016
3. The White House Marker
The marker has been updated, with only slightly different wording. The marker now includes an aerial view of The White House and an updated map.
The White House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 5, 2016
4. The White House Marker
With the additional security barricades in place, it is no longer possible to approach the marker closely.
The White House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
5. The White House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,362 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on September 10, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5. submitted on August 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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