Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Joel Barlow

Sheridan Kalorama

 

— Call Box Restoration Project —

 
Joel Barlow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 13, 2018
1. Joel Barlow Marker
Inscription.  Joel Barlow (1754-1812) served in the American Revolution and was a businessman, diplomat and published poet. In 1796-97 he negotiated the release of Americans held for years by the Turkish regent of Algiers. Thomas Jefferson urged Barlow to settle in Washington, and in 1807 he bought a house located at what is now 23rd and S Streets, naming it Kalorama. In 1812 Barlow went to meet Napoleon at the emperor's headquarters in Lithuania to complete a treaty of commerce. Finding the French in retreat, he followed them to a village near Krakow where he died of pneumonia on Christmas and was buried in an unmarked churchyard grave.
 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicGovernment & PoliticsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the DC, Art on Call, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson series lists.
 
Location. 38° 54.885′ N, 77° 3.042′ W. Marker
Joel Barlow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 13, 2018
2. Joel Barlow Marker
is in Sheridan-Kalorama in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of Bancroft Place Northwest and 23rd Street Northwest on Bancroft Place Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2300 Bancroft Place Northwest, Washington DC 20008, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woodrow Wilson House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anthony Holmead Site (about 400 feet away); St. Jerome the Priest (about 600 feet away); Robert Emmet (about 700 feet away); Robert Emmet: Irish Patriot (about 700 feet away); Kalorama (about 700 feet away); Educational Institutions (about 700 feet away); Jeju Dol Hareubang / 제주 돌 하르방 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheridan-Kalorama.
 
Joel Barlow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 13, 2018
3. Joel Barlow Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on February 11, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement
Mar. 2, 2021