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Foggy Bottom in Northwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

National Headquarters, American Red Cross

 
 
National Headquarters American Red Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, January 2, 2009
1. National Headquarters American Red Cross Marker
Inscription.  
National Headquarters
American Red Cross


has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark


under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 23, 1935
This site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating or illustrating
the history of the United States.

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service

1965

 
Erected 1965 by U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkHeroesNotable Events. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 38° 53.696′ N, 77° 2.4′ W. Marker is in Northwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. It is in Foggy Bottom. Marker can be reached from 17th Street Northwest south of E Street Northwest, on the right when traveling south. Marker is at the building's main
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entrance, off the driveway from 17th Street Northwest between D and E Streets Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 430 17th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory (within shouting distance of this marker); Jane Delano (within shouting distance of this marker); The American Red Cross - Harvard Field Hospital Unit (within shouting distance of this marker); The American Red Cross (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial Continental Hall (about 400 feet away); NSDAR Founders Memorial (about 500 feet away); Constitution Hall (about 600 feet away); First Division War Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northwest Washington.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. American Red Cross National Headquarters. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

2. American Red Cross. Organization website homepage (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

3. Jane Delano. Founder of the American Red Cross Nursing Service (Submitted on May 15, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Additional keywords.
National Headquarters American Red Cross image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, January 2, 2009
2. National Headquarters American Red Cross
constructed 1915-1917 (marker visible to right of center door).
Disaster Relief, Nursing, Jane Delano, Armenian Earthquake Memorial.
 
Armenian Earthquake Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, January 2, 2009
3. Armenian Earthquake Memorial
"To the American people from a grateful Armenian people - earthquake assistance, December 7, 1982" This statue, by sculptor F. Sogoyan, stands on the lawn north of the headquarters building.
The Red Cross Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, January 2, 2009
4. The Red Cross Memorial
"In honor and memory of the men and women of the American Red Cross who have given their lives in the service of mankind."
(This statue, by Felix De Weldon, is in the garden behind the headquarters building.)
Jane A. Delano Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, January 2, 2009
5. Jane A. Delano Memorial
(Front of base): To Jane A. Delano and 296 nurses who died in the war, 1914-1918.
(Left side of figure): Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night nor for the arrow flieth by day.
(Right side of figure):Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness nor for the destruction that waseth at noonday.
The sculpture, by R. Tait McKenzie and dedicated in 1934, is in the garden behind headquarters building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,093 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on December 10, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 4, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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