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

Victory Garden

 
 
Victory Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 20, 2019
1. Victory Garden Marker
Inscription.  Victory Gardens, also called War Gardens, were planted both at private residences and on public land during World War I and World War II to reduce the pressure on the public food supply brought on by the war effort. The AOC donates produce harvested from this garden to local food pantries. Learn more at aoc.gov/victorygarden.
 
Erected by Architect of the Capitol.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, World IWar, World II.
 
Location. 38° 53.214′ N, 77° 0.345′ W. Marker is in Capitol Hill in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on First Street Southeast south of Independence Avenue Southeast, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on the grounds of the Madison Library of Congress building along the west side of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Independence Avenue Southeast, Washington DC 20540, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War Garden (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Gardens Over the Top (about 400 feet away); Destroying the Library
Victory Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 20, 2019
2. Victory Garden Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Capitol in Flames (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Legion Post 8 (approx. ¼ mile away); Capitol Square (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Mark's Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Original Site Of Providence Hospital (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capitol Hill.
 
Additional plaque nearby with identical language image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 20, 2019
3. Additional plaque nearby with identical language
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 21, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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