Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Samuel F. B. Morse
Location. 38° 53.8′ N, 77° 1.31′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 7th Street Northwest north of E Street Northwest, on the right when traveling north. This plaque is located on the side of General Post Office building (present day Hotel Monaco) on 7th Street Northwest between F and E Streets Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 F Street 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. The Roots of Freedom and Equality (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Church Terrell (within shouting distance of this marker); "Blodget's Hotel" (within shouting distance of this marker); General Post Office (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Missing Soldiers (about 300 feet away); Clara Barton, Angel of the Battlefield at Home Discover DC / Gallery Place / Arena (about 300 feet away); The Daguerre Monument (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Penn Quarter.
Regarding Samuel F. B. Morse. The famous message quoted on this marker was not transmitted from this site. It was instead transmitted from the US Capitol on May 24, 1844.
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