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The Cosmos Club

 
 
The Cosmos Club Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 4, 2007
1. The Cosmos Club Marker
Inscription.  The Cosmos Club, founded in 1878 for “The advancement of its members in science, literature, and art,” occupied several houses on Lafayette Square from 1882 to 1952 including the adjacent Madison and Tayloe Houses and this building, which replaced houses at 23 and 25 Madison Place. The club continues to play an important role in Washington’s intellectual life at its present location at 2121 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
 
Location. 38° 53.986′ N, 77° 2.097′ W. Marker is in Downtown Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on Madison Place Northwest south of H Street Northwest, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 717 Madison Place Northwest, Washington DC 20005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dolly Madison House (within shouting distance of this marker); Fleeing the Executive Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tayloe House (within shouting distance of this marker); Kosciuszko (within shouting
The Old Cosmos Club Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 4, 2007
2. The Old Cosmos Club Building
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distance of this marker); United States Court of Claims (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals (within shouting distance of this marker); This National Courts Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Commodore John Rodgers House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown Washington.
 
Also see . . .  The Cosmos Club. (Submitted on August 26, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,541 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 26, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on August 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 3, 2022