Dupont Circle in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
You are standing at the heart
— Diverse Visions | One Neighborhood —
Of the mansions built around the Circle from 1895 to 1905, only two remain: the Patterson house (above) at 15 Dupont Circle (1901-03), and the Wadsworth house at 1801 Massachusetts Ave. (1903), both private women's clubs.
At 1400 New Hampshire Ave. stood the home of Senator George and Mrs. Phoebe Hearst. He made millions from mining; she gave funds and time to DC education, including the National Cathedral Girls' School. Their son, publisher William Randolph, was a frequent visitor. Seer Jean Dixon lived at 1312 19th St. until
Fire Fact | December 12, 1955
A fire swept through a converted stable at 1730 New Hampshire Ave., NW, badly burning seven people including five firefighters. Fire fighters saved two women, a young child, and a firefighter who became trapped trying to save yet another woman.
Fire Department information and images courtesy of Capitol Fire Museum
Artist | Nicolas F. Shi
The Dupont Circle fountain is a favorite subject for neighborhood artist Nicolas F. Shi, whose bright and colorful style has become his trademark.
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the DC, Art on Call series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 12, 1955.
Location. 38° 54.538′ N, 77° 2.611′ W. Marker is in Dupont Circle in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of Dupont Circle Northwest and 19th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling east on Dupont Circle Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21 Dupont Circle 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. Samuel Francis Du Pont (within shouting distance of this marker); Patterson HouseThe mansion at 1801 Massachusetts Ave. (about 500 feet away); Sulgrave Club / Wadsworth House (about 500 feet away); Andrew Mellon Building (about 500 feet away); Development in the neighborhood (about 600 feet away); James G. Blaine Mansion (about 600 feet away); Lajos (Louis) Kossuth (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 August 2, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.