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

1923

Garrett Morgan

 
 
1923 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 7, 2021
1. 1923 Marker
Inscription.  Morgan is granted the first US patent for a traffic signal to regulate vehicles and pedestrians in urban areas. The inexpensive, manually operated devise is used throughout North America.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of Transportation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the D.C. - Transportation Walk series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
 
Location. 38° 52.577′ N, 77° 0.18′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on M Street Southeast west of 2nd Place Southeast, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 New Jersey Avenue Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1900 / 1920 (here, next to this marker); 1911 (here, next to this marker); 1922 (a few steps from this marker); 1919 (a few steps from this marker); 1926 (a few steps from this marker); Taxiway Guidance Sign / Crossing Gate and Flashing Light Signal / Channel Marking Buoy
1923 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
2. 1923 Marker
This is a previous iteration of the marker. While the information is identical, captions are slightly different.
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(a few steps from this marker); 1932 (a few steps from this marker); 1927 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
Also see . . .  Garrett Morgan. Wikipedia article about Mr. Morgan. (Submitted on April 7, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.) 
 
1923 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
3. 1923 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 7, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2, 3. submitted on April 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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