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

Jane Addams 1860 - 1935

The Extra Mile

 

— Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —

 
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By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
1. Jane Addams 1860 - 1935 Marker
Inscription.  In 1889, with Ellen Gates Starr, Jane Addams founded Hull House in Chicago, one of the nation’s first settlement houses. It served as a community center for the poor and its success helped lead to the creation of hundreds of similar organizations in communities across the country. An active reformer throughout her career, Jane Addams was a leader in the women’s suffrage and pacifist movements and a recipient of the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize.

"Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world."
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkCivil RightsPeaceWomen. In addition, it is included in the D.C. - Points of Light Volunteer Pathway, and the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series lists.
 
Location. 38° 53.897′ N, 77° 1.832′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on G Street Northwest west of 13th Street Northwest, on the right
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By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
2. Jane Addams 1860 - 1935 Marker
when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1310 G Street Northwest, Washington DC 20005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Susan B. Anthony 1820 - 1906 (here, next to this marker); Dorothea Dix 1802 - 1887 (a few steps from this marker); The Church of the Epiphany (a few steps from this marker); Ida Wells-Barnett 1862 - 1921 (within shouting distance of this marker); W.E.B. DuBois 1868 - 1963 & Mary White Ovington 1865-1951 (within shouting distance of this marker); Luther and Charlotte Gulick (within shouting distance of this marker); Harriet Tubman circa 1820 - 1913 (within shouting distance of this marker); Flora Molton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Penn Quarter.
 
Also see . . .  Jane Addams. Points of Light. (Submitted on December 29, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. LGBT, LGBTQ
 
Jane Addams image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
3. Jane Addams
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 403 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 29, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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