Downtown in Northwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Francis Preston Blair
Francis Preston Blair (1791-1876)
Founder and Editor of
The Globe (1830-1845)
A newspaper which championed
Democratic causes and vigorous journalism
notably during the administration of
President Andrew Jackson
in whose "kitchen cabinet" Blair loyally served
Erected 1969 by Sigma Delta Chi Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1969.
Location. 38° 53.935′ N, 77° 2.316′ W. Marker is in Northwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. It is in Downtown. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest and Jackson Place Northwest, on the right when traveling west on Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. Located in front of the Blair-Lee House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1653 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other The Blair House (here, next to this marker); In Honor of Leslie Coffelt (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named The Blair House (here, next to this marker); The Lee House (a few steps from this marker); First Home of the Reserve Officers Association (a few steps from this marker); Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (within shouting distance of this marker); Renwick Gallery (within shouting distance of this marker); These Five-Inch Brass Trophy Guns (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northwest Washington.
Also see . . .
1. Francis Preston Blair. Francis Blair and his two sons, Montgomery and Francis, Jr., were important political figures in the anti-bellum period. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Kitchen Cabinet. Jackson's use of unofficial advisers in the White House was a break from tradition. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,583 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 20, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5. submitted on February 6, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.