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Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

"The Seven Buildings"

Erected c. 1795

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, October 4, 2015
1. "The Seven Buildings" Marker
Inscription.  The Embassy of Mexico incorporates the two surviving facades of a set of seven row houses known as “The Seven Buildings”. This complex has an intimate relationship with American history, and the government of Mexico is proud to honor and preserve this landmark’s legacy.

At the dawn of the 1800s, this complex housed the Declaration of Independence. Later, it was one of the early homes of the Department of State. Most famously, the Seven Buildings housed President James Madison and his wife Dolly between 1815 and 1817, while the White House was being rebuilt in the aftermath of the War of 1812. As a testament to the strength and depth of the ties that bind our two countries and peoples, Mexico commemorates the bicentennial of its independence and the centennial of its revolution with this plaque for the people of Washington, DC, and of the United States of America.
 
Erected 2010 by The Embassy of Mexico.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar of 1812
"The Seven Buildings" Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 4, 2015
2. "The Seven Buildings" Marker
The marker is between the two lower windows on the white building. The Mexican Embassy was built to include the two remaining facades of what was once part of the "Seven Buildings".
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. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #04 James Madison series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1795.
 
Location. 38° 54.03′ N, 77° 2.645′ W. Marker is in Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest west of 19th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1911 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nineteenth Street Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Engine House (about 500 feet away); Home of James Monroe (about 600 feet away); Hurrah! (about 600 feet away); Edward R. Murrow (about 600 feet away); George Washington (about 600 feet away); The IMF (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the "Seven Buildings.". (Submitted on October 15, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
"The Seven Buildings" Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 5, 2010
3. "The Seven Buildings" Marker
"The Seven Buildings" image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 12, 2018
4. "The Seven Buildings"
Estados Unidos Mexicanos<br>Embajada image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 12, 2018
5. Estados Unidos Mexicanos
Embajada
Plaque inside the Mexican Embassy image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 12, 2018
6. Plaque inside the Mexican Embassy
El C. Presidente Constitucional de los
Estados Unidos Mexicanos
Declaro Inaugurado este Edificio
Destinado a la
Embajada de Mexico
en Washington, D.C. el dia
4 de Octubre de 1989
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 487 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on August 17, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4, 5, 6. submitted on February 18, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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