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

The United States Court of Claims

 
 
United States Court of Claims Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, March 18, 2008
1. United States Court of Claims Marker
Inscription.  The United States Court of Claims held its first meeting in "Willard's Hotel" on this site on May 11, 1855. The court was established to allow citizens to sue the U.S. Government. In 1861, President Lincoln wrote of the court:

"It is as much the duty of the government to render prompt justice against itself, in favor of citizens, as it is to administer the same between private individuals."

This memorial is placed here on behalf of the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the successor courts to the Court of Claims, to commemorate its 150th anniversary.

Edward J. Damich
Chief Judge,
U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Paul R. Michel
Chief Judge,
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Commissioned by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association, October 25, 2006.
 
Erected 2006 by U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil Rights
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Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1734.
 
Location. 38° 53.787′ N, 77° 1.956′ W. Marker is in Northwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. It is in the Penn Quarter. Marker is on Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, 0.1 miles 14th Street Northwest (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling west. Marker is on the south exterior wall of the Willard Inter-Continental Hotel Building. The marker is the farthest to the left of the hotel entrance, facing the hotel. Touch for map. Marker is 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. Reserve Officers Association of the United States (here, next to this marker); Jean Monnet (a few steps from this marker); Joseph Baer Danzansky (within shouting distance of this marker); The Peace Convention (within shouting distance of this marker); The New Willard (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Remembered (within shouting distance of this marker); A Soldier's Journey (within shouting distance of
The United States Court of Claims Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 13, 2016
2. The United States Court of Claims Marker
The marker is the farthest to the left of three markers on the left of the hotel entrance, when facing the hotel.
this marker); Julia Ward Howe (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northwest Washington.
 
The Willard Hotel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, March 18, 2008
3. The Willard Hotel
One of at least eight other markers on the hotel's south wall.
Willard Inter-Continental Hotel Building, 14th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller
4. Willard Inter-Continental Hotel Building, 14th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,777 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 25, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   2. submitted on September 13, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   3, 4. submitted on March 25, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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