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

Laurent Clerc

1785-1869

 
 
Laurent Clerc Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 30, 2016
1. Laurent Clerc Marker
Inscription.  
First deaf teacher of deaf students in America

Presented to our alma mater by grateful alumni to commemorate Gallaudet's move to university status on October 24, 1986. This bust is a copy of the Clerc Memorial at the American School for the Deaf.

Laurent Clerc Cultural Fund
Gallaudet University Alumni Association

 
Erected by Gallaudet University Alumni Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical date for this entry is October 24, 1986.
 
Location. 38° 54.338′ N, 76° 59.657′ W. Marker is in Gallaudet in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Lincoln Circle Northeast north of Florida Avenue Northeast, on the right when traveling north. The marker is on the northern side of Fowler Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Florida Avenue Northeast, Washington DC 20002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Leonard M. Elstad (within shouting distance of this marker); Chapel Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Miner Gallaudet (within shouting distance
Laurent Clerc Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 30, 2016
2. Laurent Clerc Marker
Along the base of the bust is this bronze, which spells out "Clerc" in American Sign Language.
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of this marker); Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Rose Cottage (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Education for All (about 300 feet away); "Ole Jim" (about 600 feet away); Helen Fay House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gallaudet.
 
Laurent Clerc Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 30, 2016
3. Laurent Clerc Marker
The bust of Clerc is a replica of an 1874 bust by Carl Conrads.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 344 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 31, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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Oct. 3, 2022