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First Home of the Reserve Officers Association

 
 
First Home of the Reserve Officers Association Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 4, 2007
1. First Home of the Reserve Officers Association Marker
Inscription.  From 1924 to 1938, rooms of the Lee House were the first headquarters of the reserve officers association of the United States. Founded in 1922 by General of the Armies John J. Pershing to assure an adequate national security, ROA had as an early member Major Harry S. Truman, USAR. President Truman lived in these quarters during much of his administration and in 1950 signed the law granting ROA its congressional charter.

Dedicated during the Truman Centennial Year, May 1984
 
Erected 1984.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsPatriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #33 Harry S. Truman series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1984.
 
Location. 38° 53.933′ N, 77° 2.322′ W. Marker is in Downtown Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest and Jackson Place Northwest, on the right when traveling west on Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. In front of the Blair-Lee House. Touch for map
Several Markers in front of the Blair-Lee House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain
2. Several Markers in front of the Blair-Lee House
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1651 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lee House (here, next to this marker); Francis Preston Blair (a few steps from this marker); The Blair House (a few steps from this marker); In Honor of Leslie Coffelt (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Blair House (a few steps from this marker); Renwick Gallery (within shouting distance of this marker); These Five-Inch Brass Trophy Guns (within shouting distance of this marker); State, War, and Navy Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown Washington.
 
Also see . . .  Short History of the Reserve Officers Association. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
The Blair-Lee House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain
3. The Blair-Lee House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,470 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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Sep. 29, 2022