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Pleasant Plains in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Burton W. Johnson House

Engine Company 4

 

Organized February 21, 1870

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 8, 2019
1. The Burton W. Johnson House Marker
Inscription.  Dedicated in memory of the first African American to serve the citizens of the District of Columbia as Fire Chief.

Chief Johnson was appointed to Engine Company #4 on January 16, 1943 and retired as Fire Chief of the department on March 1, 1973.

July 18, 2009
Adrian M. Fenty, Mayor

 
Erected by District of Columbia Fire & EMS Department.
 
Location. 38° 55.403′ N, 77° 1.515′ W. Marker is in Pleasant Plains, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Sherman Avenue Northwest just south of Euclid Street Northwest, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2531 Sherman Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Merriweather Home for Children (was about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing. ); Beyond the Basics (about 700 feet away); 2728 Sherman Ave. N.W. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Miner Teachers College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Teachers and Preachers
The Burton W. Johnson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 8, 2019
2. The Burton W. Johnson House Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); "The Divine Nine Help Shape Black American History" (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Oliver O. Howard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Howard Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasant Plains.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers about Engine Company No. 4
 
Categories. African AmericansCharity & Public Work
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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