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Judiciary Square in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington City Spring

 

— [John Marshall Park] —

 
Washington City Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 19, 2012
1. Washington City Spring Marker
Inscription.  Near this spot on the north side of “C” street was located the city spring. From it, in 1808, water for public use was first piped through the streets of Washington, D.C.
 
Erected 1982.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 38° 53.603′ N, 77° 1.067′ W. Marker is in Judiciary Square in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from C Street Northwest east of 6th Street Northwest (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling east. Marker is on the wall of the lily pond in the northwest corner of John Marshall Park, east of the Embassy of Canada and south of C Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chief Justice John Marshall (about 400 feet away); John Marshall (about 400 feet away); Pennsylvania Avenue (about 500 feet away); Trylon of Freedom
Lily Pond in the northwest corner of John Marshall Park (one of two in the park) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 19, 2012
2. Lily Pond in the northwest corner of John Marshall Park (one of two in the park)
The Washington City Spring inscription is visible, carved on the pond wall, eastern side. Note the east side of the Canadian Embassy in background.
(about 500 feet away); Old City Hall (about 600 feet away); Major General George G. Meade Memorial (about 600 feet away); Sitting in Judgment (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Judiciary Square.
 
Additional keywords. David Phillips, sculptor; Embassy of Canada;
 
<center>David Phillips' Lilly Pond No. 1, 1982 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 19, 2012
3.
David Phillips' Lilly Pond No. 1, 1982
John Marshall Park, Lily Pond with Washington City Spring Marker: image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 19, 2012
4. John Marshall Park, Lily Pond with Washington City Spring Marker:
- view westward with the John Marshall statue in background
View from John Marshall Park, north across C Street, NW - the location of the old Washington Spring image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 19, 2012
5. View from John Marshall Park, north across C Street, NW - the location of the old Washington Spring
- now the southern section of "Judiciary Square" with the D.C. Court of Appeals (the Old D.C. Courthouse/City Hall Bldg.) in the background across Indiana Avenue, NW.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 19, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on August 20, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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