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Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

National Press Club

 
 
National Press Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 18, 2008
1. National Press Club Marker
Inscription.  At this site, at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in March 1908, the National Press Club, now located at 529 14th Street, was formed through the adoption of a constitution and bylaws and the election of the club's first officers.

The National Press Club was founded to provide professional contact between news reporters. It has grown into one of the premier journalism organizations of the world with thousands of members and activities to promote freedom of the press.

Dedicated to journalists who devote and risk their lives to edifying the public, exposing truth and defending free speech.

January 15, 2004.
 
Erected 2004 by National Press Club.
 
Location. 38° 53.795′ N, 77° 1.927′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 14th Street Northwest west of Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling south. Marker is attached to the east exterior wall of the Willard Inter-Continental Hotel Building. Touch for map. Marker is
National Press Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
2. National Press Club Marker
at or near this postal address: 1401 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 of this marker. Willard Inter-Continental Hotel (a few steps from this marker); The Peace Convention (within shouting distance of this marker); The New Willard (within shouting distance of this marker); Julia Ward Howe (within shouting distance of this marker); Jean Monnet (within shouting distance of this marker); Reserve Officers Association of the United States (within shouting distance of this marker); Alice Paul (within shouting distance of this marker); The United States Court of Claims (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Penn Quarter.
 
Categories. Communications
 
Seal of the National Press Club image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
3. Seal of the National Press Club
Close-up of image on marker
Willard Inter-Continental Hotel Building, 14th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 18, 2008
4. Willard Inter-Continental Hotel Building, 14th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.
The marker can be seen at street level on the right side of the building, in front of the yellow tour bus in this view.
The National Press Building<br>529 Fourteenth Street image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
5. The National Press Building
529 Fourteenth Street
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,696 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 25, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on December 31, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on March 25, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   5. submitted on December 31, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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