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The Bernard Baruch Bench of Inspiration

 
 
The Bernard Baruch Bench of Inspiration Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 18, 2012
1. The Bernard Baruch Bench of Inspiration Marker
Inscription.  
The Bernard Baruch Bench of Inspiration
Dedicated in honor of
Mr. Baruch's 90th Birthday -- August 1960
For his inspiring devotion to country
and distinguished service to boyhood
by both the
National Capitol Area Council
and the Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scout Motto -- Mr. Baruch's Philosophy
"Be Prepared"

 
Erected 1960 by Boy Scouts of America.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1960.
 
Location. 38° 53.979′ N, 77° 2.203′ W. Marker is in Downtown Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest east of Jackson Place Northwest, on the left when traveling east. The marker and bench are in Lafayette Park a few steps northwest of the equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1601 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Demonstration (within shouting distance of this marker); Commemoration and Preservation
The Bernard Baruch Bench of Inspiration Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 18, 2012
2. The Bernard Baruch Bench of Inspiration Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Construction of the White House (within shouting distance of this marker); St. John's Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baron von Steuben Memorial (about 300 feet away); General Comte Jean de Rochambeau Memorial (about 400 feet away); Ashburton House (about 400 feet away); General Lafayette and his Compatriots (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown Washington.
 
Also see . . .  A Pause at Bernard Baruch's Bench. By Marjorie Hunter, Special to the New York Times, November 6, 1981. (Submitted on April 11, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
The Bernard Baruch Bench of Inspiration Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 18, 2012
3. The Bernard Baruch Bench of Inspiration Marker
The Bernard Baruch Bench of Inspiration Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 18, 2012
4. The Bernard Baruch Bench of Inspiration Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 494 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 11, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 21, 2022