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The Inaugural Parade Tradition

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, August 22, 2015
1. The Inaugural Parade Tradition Marker
Inscription.  
This montage showing four presidential inaugural parades along 15th St., NW is based on artist Earl Minderman's 1980 visioning of President thomas Jefferson's inaugural parade as well as historic photos of the inauguration of Presidents Garfield, Wilson, and Reagan. At top left Jefferson, who started the inaugural parade tradition in 1805, is shown on horseback, wearing a red coat. James Garfield's 1881 parade (bottom left), the most elaborate to that time, featured 39 temporary ceremonial arches along the parade route. Woodrow Wilson's second inaugural (top right) took place in 1917. At bottom right are Nancy and Ronald Reagan in their limousine during their first inauguration, 1981.

The building most prominent in each picture is the Rhodes Tavern, which witnessed every inaugural parade from Jefferson to Reagan. Rhodes Tavern, a designated landmark, was torn down in 1984.

Montage Designer: Anne Martinez

 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 21, 2020
2. The Inaugural Parade Tradition Marker
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. In addition, it is included in the DC, Art on Call, the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson, the Former U.S. Presidents: #20 James A. Garfield, the Former U.S. Presidents: #28 Woodrow Wilson, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #40 Ronald Reagan series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1805.
 
Location. 38° 53.891′ N, 77° 2.025′ W. Marker is in Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from 15th Street Northwest south of G Street Northwest, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Webster-Ashburton Treaty (a few steps from this marker); Ballington and Maud Booth (a few steps from this marker); Melvin Jones (a few steps from this marker); William Edwin Hall 1876 - 1961 (within shouting distance of this marker); W. D. Boyce 1858 - 1929 (within shouting distance of this marker); Booker T. Washington 1856 - 1915 (within shouting distance of this marker); Ernest K. Coulter 1871 - 1952
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By Allen C. Browne, August 22, 2015
3. The Inaugural Parade Tradition Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Albert Gallatin (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 21, 2020
4. The Inaugural Parade Tradition Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 24, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   2. submitted on July 21, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on December 24, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on July 21, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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