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

The New Willard

Erected 1901

 
 
The New Willard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, March 18, 2008
1. The New Willard Marker
Inscription.  
Site of
Joshua Tennison's Hotel 1818. John Strother 1821. Basil Williamson 1824. Frederick Barnard 1828. Proprietor of Mansion Hotel, Azariah Fuller American House 1833. City Hotel 1843. Willard's Hotel 1847-1901.

Distinguished Guests
Presidents Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanan, Lincoln, Grant, Harding and Coolidge. Vice Presidents Henricks, Marshall and Dawes.

Also:
The Marquis de Lafayette, Jenny Lind, Charles Dickens, Lord and Lady Napier, Lloyd George, Edward Everett, Roscoe Conkling, John Sherman, Julia Ward Howe, John Howard Payne, Dion Boucicault.

Post Office Department 1836.

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #12 Zachary Taylor, the Former U.S. Presidents: #13 Millard Fillmore
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, the Former U.S. Presidents: #14 Franklin Pierce, the Former U.S. Presidents: #15 James Buchanan, the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant, the Former U.S. Presidents: #29 Warren G. Harding, the Former U.S. Presidents: #30 Calvin Coolidge, and the Lafayette’s Farewell Tour series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
 
Location. 38° 53.779′ N, 77° 1.931′ W. Marker is in Northwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. It is in the Penn Quarter. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest and 14th Street Northwest (Highway 1), on the right when traveling west on Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. Located on the south exterior wall of the Willard Inter-Continental Hotel Building with at least eight other historical markers. 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. Julia Ward Howe (here, next to this marker); The Peace Convention
The New Willard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
2. The New Willard Marker
(here, next to this marker); The Willard InterContinental Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Jean Monnet (within shouting distance of this marker); Alice Paul (within shouting distance of this marker); National Press Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Reserve Officers Association of the United States (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 Northwest Washington.
 
Three Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
3. Three Markers
At the Willard Intercontinental Hotel
The New Willard marker in the middle.
The Great Seal image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
4. The Great Seal
Close-up of image on marker
Willard Inter-Continental Hotel Building, 14th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller
5. 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 2,561 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on March 26, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on March 25, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   2, 3, 4. submitted on January 15, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. 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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