Glover Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Herbert R. Morgan
For years Hall Place was home to many astronomers who worked nearby at the United States Naval Observatory. One of the most celebrated was Herbert R. Morgan (1875-1957), a longtime resident of Glover Park. He bought one of the first homes on Hall Places in 1911, number 2252. Morgan worked at the Observatory from 1901-1944, calculating the orbits of comets and asteroids. He was also vice-president of the American Astronomical Society in the 1940s and received the National Academy of Science James Craig Watson Medal for distinguished contributions to fundamental astronomy in 1951.
Erected 2009 by Cultural Tourism DC.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the DC, Art on Call series list.
Location. Marker has been reported damaged. 38° 55.351′ N, 77° 4.423′ W. Marker is in Glover Park in Washington, District Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3706 Calvert Street Northwest, Washington DC 20007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Charles Carroll Glover (within shouting distance of this marker); Dischord Records (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tunlaw Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mapping Art On Call (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dedication to the Dedicated (approx. 0.3 miles away); Russian Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas (approx. 0.3 miles away); The National War Memorial Shrine of the Russian Orthodox Church of America (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Vladimir Millennial Bell Tower (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glover Park.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 27, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.