Foggy Bottom in Northwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
NSDAR Founders Memorial
On April 17, 1929, Grace L. H. Brosseau, President General, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, dedicated this memorial to the four founders of the NSDAR: Mary Desha, Mary Smith Lockwood, Ellen Hardin Walworth, and Eugenia Washington. The objectives of the NSDAR are to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Since 1890 the NSDAR has welcomed more than 860,000 members.
Noted artist and DAR member Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney sculpted this graceful, feminine form from Tennessee marble and it was typical of Whitney’s sculptures. The human figure was the medium through which Whitney Illustrated the expanse of human emotion and ideas.
This marker was placed in honor of the 80th anniversary of the NSDAR Founders Memorial.
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Linda Gist Calvin, President General
Erected 2009 by National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary • Women. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 17, 1929.
Location. 38° 53.622′ N, 77° 2.43′ W. Marker is in Northwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. It is in Foggy Bottom. Marker is on C Street Northwest west of 17th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west. - on south side of the DAR Museum, between Constitution Hall and Memorial Continental Hall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Memorial Continental Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Constitution Hall (about 300 feet away); The Home of the Pan American Union (about 400 feet away); Marta Minujín (about 400 feet away); The American Red Cross - Harvard Field Hospital Unit (about 400 feet away); Ysabel I, La Catolica (about Museum of Modern Art of Latin America (about 400 feet away); Gabriela Mistral (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northwest Washington.
Also see . . .
1. About the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution). Society website homepage (Submitted on November 22, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, sculptor: Notable Dutch-American. New England Institute website entry (Submitted on December 22, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,118 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 22, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 12, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 8. submitted on May 17, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 9. submitted on November 22, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.