Judiciary Square in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Chief Justice John Marshall
Civil War to Civil Rights
— Downtown Heritage Trail —
John Marshall Park replaced John Marshall Place (originally 4½ Street), a few blocks of small shops and law offices that once linked Washington's first City Hall/Courthouse with Pennsylvania Avenue.
The monumental buildings and sweeping views here along Pennsylvania Avenue are the result of city planner Peter C. (a.k.a. Pierre) L'Enfant's grand 1791 vision for the Nation's Capital. But in the early 1800s, when Congress met only a few months annually, this stretch of Washington's main street was known as "Hash Row," lined with boarding houses and hotels serving members of Congress and individuals doing business
A number of photographers recorded city business and ceremonial life here as well. C.M. Bell's studio of the late 1800s rivaled Mathew Brady's for portraits of Washington notables and distinguished visitors. Bell became known especially for photographing hundreds of American Indians in town for treaty negotiations.
To reach Sign e.2 at the corner of Sixth Street and Indiana Avenue, please proceed north along the John Marshall Park walkway past the statue of Marshall by William Wetmore Story,then turn left on C Street and right on Sixth.
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC. (Marker Number e.1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Women. In addition, it is included in the Downtown Heritage Trail, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #02 John Adams series lists.
Location. 38° 53.541′ N, 77° 1.073′ W. Marker is in Judiciary Square in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on Constitution Avenue Northwest (Alternate Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 333 Constitution Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Embassy of Canada, Washington, DC (within shouting distance of this marker); John Marshall (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington City Spring (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pennsylvania Avenue (about 400 feet away); Trylon of Freedom (about 400 feet away); Major General George G. Meade Memorial (about 400 feet away); Andrew W. Mellon (about 500 feet away); The National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Judiciary Square.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,047 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 17, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 1, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6. submitted on June 17, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on July 1, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 11, 12, 13. submitted on January 19, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 14. submitted on July 1, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.