Dupont Circle in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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By the turn of the century, Connecticut Ave. was changing from residential to commercial. A profusion of specialty shops drew upper-class patrons, and the promoters touted the exclusive shopping street as equal to New York's
Image at left courtesy of The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
Artist | Jordan Potash
Jordan Potash, raised in Philadelphia, now resides in DC. An artiste and therapist, he creates expressive art rooted in Jewish spirituality. Designing sidewalk chalk murals around the fountain with friends was a great influence in this mixed media piece.
Police Call Boxes such as this one (originally painted blue) were installed in the District after the Civil War. Officers on foot patrol used this secure telegraph system to contact the station, accessing the box with a now highly collectible "gold key." This system was used until the late 1970s when it was abandoned in favor of more modern communication methods.
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Environment • Industry & Commerce • War, Spanish-American. In addition, it is included in the DC, Art on Call, the Former U.S. Presidents: #25 William McKinley, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
Location. 38° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1812 N Street Northwest, Washington DC 20036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of Henry Martyn Robert (a few steps from this marker); John Witherspoon (within shouting distance of this marker); The National Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The mansion at 1801 Massachusetts Ave. (about 700 feet away); Myrtilla Miner (about 700 feet away); You are standing at the heart (about 700 feet away); The Paul and Phyllis Nitze Building (about 700 feet away); "Single Form" (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dupont Circle.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 496 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.