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

The Manila House

2422 K St. N.W.

 

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The Manila House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, May 30, 2018
1. The Manila House Marker
Inscription.  This building was the gathering place of the Filipino community from the late 1930s to the 1950s and was known as the Manila House. Filipino author Bienvenido "Ben" Santos (1911-1996) wrote about the Manila House in his collection of short stories, Scent of Apples (University of Washington Press), winner of the 1981 American Book Award.
 
Erected 2016 by The Rita M. Cacas Foundation, Inc. & Toribio Family; Philippine Arts, Letters and Media (Palm) Council; The Philippines on the Potomac (POPDC) Project.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicAsian AmericansNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1981.
 
Location. 38° 54.14′ N, 77° 3.139′ W. Marker is in Foggy Bottom in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on K Street Northwest (U.S. 29) east of 25th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling east. While the plaque reads 2422 K St NW, the number on the building is 2430. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2430 K Street Northwest, Washington DC 20037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
The Manila House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, May 30, 2018
2. The Manila House
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marker. Statue of St. Stephen Martyr (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bernardo de Gálvez (about 400 feet away); Signing of the Rush-Bagot Agreement (about 500 feet away); Lieutenant General George Washington (about 600 feet away); Liberty Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The American Meridian (approx. 0.2 miles away); John A. Wilson, D.P.S. '92 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Philip S. Amsterdam Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foggy Bottom.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 17, 2022