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Taylor Run in Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial

 
 
The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, February 23, 2006
1. The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Marker
Inscription.  
Let prejudices and local interests yield to reason. Let us look at our national character and to things beyond the present period.
—George Washington

This classic sculpture commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. The bronze bas-relief is a gift from Eastman Kodak Company, and was first commissioned as part of America's Bicentennial observance. It is the work of Isabel Giampietro Knoll. Dedication August 1982.

(Right Plaque) This monument erected with the support from Grand Lodge of Ohio; Scottish Rite, Hartford, CT.; Corinthian-Philo Lodge No. 368, Philadelphia, PA.; Scottish Rite, Bridgeport, CT.; Demolay Foundation of New Jersey, Inc.; Mt. Lebanon Lodge, Boston, MA.; Supreme Council, Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction; Supreme Council, Scottish Rite, Northern Jurisdiction; Scottish Rite, Southern New Jersey; Holland Lodge Foundation, Inc. N.Y.; to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial.
 
Erected 1982.
 
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memorial is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1982.
 
Location. 38° 48.436′ N, 77° 3.838′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. It is in Taylor Run. Marker is at the intersection of Callahan Drive and King Street (Virginia Route 7), on the right when traveling south on Callahan Drive. Marker is on the George Washington Masonic National Memorial grounds, on a landing of the ceremonial steps leading up to the memorial. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria VA 22301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fighting Back (within shouting distance of this marker); Panoramic View of Alexandria (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southwest 2 (about 400 feet away); Alexandria War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
More about this memorial. Parking is available at the memorial, or you can walk up the steps from the street.
 
Regarding The George Washington Masonic National Memorial.
The George Washington Masonic National Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, February 23, 2006
2. The George Washington Masonic National Memorial
This photo was taken from the Amtrak Station at the head of King Street, looking up to the Memorial.
Self-guided and guided tours of rooms in the memorial, including the George Washington Museum in the tower are available. There is plenty of parking on the grounds.
 
The Washington Monument in the Distance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs
3. The Washington Monument in the Distance
From this Washington memorial you can see the other one in DC. You may have to click on the photo to zoom in to see it. The Washington Monument across the Potomac in the District of Columbia can be seen through the trees at the horizon. The monument is more than 8 miles away.
Left Hand Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, February 23, 2006
4. Left Hand Plaque
Right Hand Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, February 23, 2006
5. Right Hand Plaque
Sign on the grounds of the Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0)
6. Sign on the grounds of the Memorial
Grand Lodge of the State of New Hampshire, F. & A.M. The New Hampshire Freemasons commemorated the 200th Anniversary of the death of George Washington at the Redstone Quarry in Redstone, N.H. On September 14, 1999. This historic mine supplied most of the pink and green granite used in the construction of the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia.

Presented by Brother
Ricahrd R. Schanda, M.W.G.M.
Committee Chairman
Brother Douglas L. Robertson, Sr., M.W.P.G.M.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,561 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 24, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on March 23, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on March 24, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   6. submitted on July 3, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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