Gallaudet in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Leonard M. Elstad
Leonard M. Elstad, G-'23
Third President of Gallaudet University
This plaque presented by the Alpha Sigma Pi Fraternity
Erected by Alpha Sigma Pi Fraternity.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
Location. 38° 54.306′ N, 76° 59.66′ W. Marker is in Gallaudet in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on Lincoln Circle Northeast near Florida Avenue Northeast, on the right when traveling east. The marker is on the campus of Gallaudet University, a few meters to the right along the campus ring road, Lincoln Circle. 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. Education for All (within shouting distance of this marker); Laurent Clerc (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chapel Hall (about 300 feet away); Site of the Rose CottageEdward Miner Gallaudet (about 400 feet away); Brickyards to Buildings (about 700 feet away); "Ole Jim" (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gallaudet.
Regarding Leonard M. Elstad. Leonard M. Elstad (February 8, 1899 - June 27, 1990) was the Third President of Gallaudet University (then Gallaudet College) in Washington, D.C. Dr. Elstad, who obtained a Master's degree from Gallaudet in 1923 and two honorary degrees later in his life, presided over an important period of Gallaudet's history, which came to be called the "Elstad Expansion Era," when Gallaudet achieved accreditation (1957) and was significantly expanded, both in terms of enrollment and the number and capacity of the buildings on campus.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 6, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.