The Tidal Basin in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Symbol of International Friendship
National Mall and Memorial Parks
— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Horticulture & Forestry • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is March 27, 1912.
Location. 38° 53.211′ N, 77° 2.473′ W. Marker is in The Tidal Basin in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on Independence Avenue Southwest east of West Basin Drive Southwest, on the right when traveling east. The markers border the sidewalk Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9810 Kutz Bridge, Washington DC 20024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lighting the Way (here, next to this marker); The 1912 Cherry Tree Plantings (here, next to this marker); The First Japanese Cherry Trees (within shouting distance of this marker); John Paul Jones Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); District of Columbia War Memorial (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named John Paul Jones Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The Tidal Basin.
More about this marker.
The Two Original Trees
The grove you are looking at is the site of the original planting. Staying on the trails and the walkways helps protect the trees by preventing soil compaction.
Plaque on commemorative stone.
First Lady Helen Herron Taft
Viscountess Iwa Chinda
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 468 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.