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

Dorothea Dix 1802 - 1887

The Extra Mile

 

— Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —

 
Dorothea Dix 1802 - 1887 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
1. Dorothea Dix 1802 - 1887 Marker
Inscription.  Inspired by her social conscience, Dorothea Dix launched a self-financed career aimed at improving the lives of the mentally ill. Her mission to document squalid institutional living conditions and inhumane treatment built public awareness and redefined political thought, leading to better treatment practices.

“I encounter nothing which a determined will, created by the necessities of the cause I advocate does not enable me to vanquish.”
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkScience & MedicineWomen. In addition, it is included in the D.C. - Points of Light Volunteer Pathway series list.
 
Location. 38° 53.904′ N, 77° 1.834′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from G Street Northwest west of 13th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west. 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. Jane Addams 1860 - 1935 (a few steps from this marker); Susan B. Anthony 1820 - 1906
Dorothea Dix 1802 - 1887 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
2. Dorothea Dix 1802 - 1887 Marker
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(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 . . .  Dorothea Dix. Points of Light. (Submitted on December 29, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Dorothea Dix image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
3. Dorothea Dix
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 353 times since then and 11 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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