Capitol Hill in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The AOC has recreated a War Garden as it would have been during World War I. Materials, planting schedules and methods such as companion planting and succession planting, have been adopted from period publications. The vegetables are primarily heirloom varieties that were available to the public in 1917.
Architect of the Capitol
Erected by Architect of the Capitol.
Location. 38° 53.278′ N, 77° 0.32′ W. Marker is in Capitol Hill, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Independence Avenue Southeast and 1st Street SE, on the right when traveling west on Independence Avenue Southeast. Touch for map. On the grounds of the Library of Congress. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington DC 20540, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War Gardens Over the Top (here, next to this marker); Destroying the Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Capitol in Flames (approx. 0.2 miles away); United States Capitol Grounds The Old Brick Capitol (approx. 0.2 miles away); United States Capitol (approx. 0.2 miles away); Capitol Square (approx. ¼ mile away); The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capitol Hill.
Categories. • Agriculture • War, World I •
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