Federal Triangle in Northwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Alexander Robey Shepherd
Governor, Territory of the District of Columbia (1873-1874)
Born Washington, D.C. January 31, 1835
Died Batopilas, Mexico, September 12, 1902
Buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Civil War Union veteran, entrepreneur, civil leader
Advanced L'Enfant's plan through public works
Introduced modern silver mining in Mexico
Statue dedicated 1909, removed 1979, returned 2005
Erected 2010 by The Association of Oldest Inhabitants of the District of Columbia.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Government & Politics • Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1853.
Location. 38° 53.714′ N, 77° 1.901′ W. Marker is in Northwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. It is in Federal Triangle. Marker is on Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest east of 14th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance Washington, DC: Capital and City (a few steps from this marker); The John A. Wilson Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Marion Barry, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); John J. Pershing, General of the Armies (1860-1948) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Open For Business (about 300 feet away); Alice Paul (about 400 feet away); The Great Seal of the United States (about 400 feet away); World War I Memorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northwest Washington.
Also see . . .
1. Alexander Robey Shepherd. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 14, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. The Association of Oldest Inhabitants of the District of Columbia. Association homepage (Submitted on May 7, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. "Boss" Shepherd; John A. Wilson ["District"] Building; U.S.J. Dunbar, sculptor; Federal Triangle
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 719 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 7, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 4, 5. submitted on December 29, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 6. submitted on February 14, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.