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

Waterfront Commerce

 
 
Waterfront Commerce Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones
1. Waterfront Commerce Marker
Inscription.
By the 1820's, the Southwest Waterfront had become the principal commercial waterfront of the city, home to municipal piers, ice and coal docks, and fish and coastal steamship wharves.
 
Erected 2017.
 
Location. 38° 52.813′ N, 77° 1.508′ W. Marker is in Southwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of District Square Southwest and Maine Ave SW, on the right when traveling south on District Square Southwest. Touch for map. Marker is embedded in the sidewalk. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Ice Company (a few steps from this marker); "a magnificent waterfront entranceway..." (within shouting distance of this marker); America's Oldest Operating Fish Market (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Houseboats on the Waterfront (about 300 feet away); Long Bridge (about 300 feet away); Urban Renewal (about 300 feet away); The River Queen (about 400 feet away); Creating the Waterfront (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Waterfront Commerce Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 8, 2018
2. Waterfront Commerce Marker
Waterfront Commerce Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 8, 2018
3. Waterfront Commerce Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 8, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 8, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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