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

School of International Service

 
 
School of International Service Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, May 27, 2018
1. School of International Service Marker
Inscription.  
". . .the waging of peace demands the best we have, the best young men and women that we can find to put in this great effort which must go on around the world all the time."

(President Dwight D. Eisenhower at the ground-breaking of the School of International Service, June 9, 1957.)


The American University's desire to create a school to train men and women capable of responding to the challenge of the changing world was fulfilled in the fall of 1957 with the opening of the School of International Service. American University President Hurst R. Anderson secured funding from the Methodist Church for the development of the school and appointed Ernest S. Griffith as founding Dean.
 
Erected 1993 by American University.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationGovernment & PoliticsPeace. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower series list.
 
Location.
School of International Service Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, May 27, 2018
2. School of International Service Marker
38° 56.183′ N, 77° 5.289′ W. Marker is in Spring Valley in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Nebraska Avenue Northwest north of New Mexico Avenue Northwest, on the right when traveling south. On the grounds of American University on the side of the School of International Service that faces the quad. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jeju Dolhareubang (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean Cherry Trees (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Eliza Graydon (within shouting distance of this marker); John Fletcher Hurst (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Navy Bomb Disposal School (within shouting distance of this marker); Battelle Memorial Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of the Army Chemical Corps (about 400 feet away); Jeju Jeong-nang (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spring Valley.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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