Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
"The Seven Buildings"
Erected c. 1795
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 & Politics • War of 1812Former 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.)
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.