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

The Corcoran Gallery of Art

 
 
The Corcoran Gallery of Art Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 20, 2018
1. The Corcoran Gallery of Art Marker
Inscription.  
This building
was erected in 1859 for
The Corcoran Gallery of Art
founded by
William Wilson Corcoran
banker and philanthropist

Designated for use of the United States
Court of Claims by Act of Congress.
Approved March 3, 1901

 
Erected 1950 by National Capital Sesquicentennial Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 38° 53.929′ N, 77° 2.364′ 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 west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1661 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. Renwick Gallery (within shouting distance of this marker); Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lee House (within shouting distance of this marker); First Home of the Reserve Officers Association
The Corcoran Gallery of Art Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 20, 2018
2. The Corcoran Gallery of Art Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Preston Blair (within shouting distance of this marker); The Blair House (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of Leslie Coffelt (within shouting distance of this marker); These Five-Inch Brass Trophy Guns (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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