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

The Blair House

Erected 1824

 
 
The Blair House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 20, 2018
1. The Blair House Marker
Inscription.  1836 home of Francis Preston Blair Editor of Globe, also of Montgomery Blair Attorney for Dred Scott, Postmaster General in the Cabinet of Abraham Lincoln. Occupied by George Bancroft, Historian. General Robert E. Lee was here offered command of the Union Army in the field at the instance of Abraham Lincoln.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsGovernment & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1824.
 
Location. 38° 53.935′ N, 77° 2.313′ W. Marker is in Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest east of 17th Street Northwest, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1651 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Honor of Leslie Coffelt (here, next to this marker); The Entrance Gardens (here, next to this marker); Francis Preston Blair (here, next to this marker); a different marker also
The Blair House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 20, 2018
2. The Blair House Marker
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named The Blair House (here, next to this marker); The Lee House (a few steps from this marker); First Home of the Reserve Officers Association (a few steps from this marker); Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (within shouting distance of this marker); State, War, and Navy Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Also see . . .  Blair House - The President's Guest House. (Submitted on January 21, 2018.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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