Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
601 Pennsylvania Avenue
On this site in 1814, "The Star-Spangled Banner" was first sung in public. The most famous of several hotels on this block was Brown's Marble Hotel (1851-1935), an innovative Greek Revival landmark, where John Tyler and Abraham Lincoln were guests. In the 1830s, Beverly Snow, a free Black, operated the Epicurean Restaurant on the corner of 6th Street. The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad building was completed at the same location in 1893. Its facade was incorporated into the present office building, erected by the B. F. Saul Company in 1985.
Erected 1985 by B. F. Saul Company.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #10 John Tyler, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1814.
Location. 38° 53.587′ N, 77° 1.224′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on Pennsylvania Avenue Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 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. Protecting Consumers and Competition (within shouting distance of this marker); National Council of Negro Women (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); National Intelligencer (about 300 feet away); Andrew W. Mellon (about 400 feet away); Pennsylvania Avenue (about 400 feet away); Grand Army of the Republic (about 400 feet away); Market Space: Yesterday’s Town Square (about 400 feet away); Ending Slavery in Washington (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Penn Quarter.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,127 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on July 14, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. It was the Marker of the Week July 21, 2013. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 14, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.