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Riggs Bank Medallions

 
 
Riggs Bank Medallions Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 6, 2019
1. Riggs Bank Medallions Marker
Inscription.  Notable architectural features comprised the Washington Loan & Trust Company Building, which originally stood at the corners of 17th and G St Northwest. Decorative elements from the bank building included the four medallions displayed here. Each medallion was carved from sandstone. Two of the medallions represent George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, commemorating the first U.S. President and Secretary of the Treasury. The remaining medallions represent Minerva, the Goddess of Wisdom and sponsor of trade and commerce; and Mercury, the patron Roman God of Finance and Commerce, with his winged hat and a wooden sailing vessel and staff. More information about the historical Washington Loan & Trust Company Building is included in the adjacent panel to your left.
 
Location. 38° 53.882′ N, 77° 2.398′ W. Marker is in Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from G Street Northwest just west of 17th Street Northwest, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1704 G Street Northwest, Washington DC 20006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Riggs Bank Medallions Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 6, 2019
2. Riggs Bank Medallions Marker
The marker is the plaque on the right.
of this marker. Riggs Bank General History (a few steps from this marker); Riggs Bank Sculptural Elements (within shouting distance of this marker); Winder Building (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); The Corcoran Gallery of Art (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); These Five-Inch Brass Trophy Guns (about 400 feet away); Renwick Gallery (about 400 feet away); State, War, and Navy Building (about 500 feet away); Executive Office Building (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foggy Bottom.
 
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Additional Riggs Bank Medallions image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 6, 2019
3. Additional Riggs Bank Medallions
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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