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

Joel Barlow

Sheridan Kalorama

 

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By Devry Becker Jones, January 13, 2018
1. Joel Barlow Marker
Inscription.

Joel Barlow


Reverse:
Joel Barlow (1754-1812) served in the American Revolution and was a businessman, diplomat and published poet. In 1796-97 he negotiated the release of Americans held for years by the Turkish regent of Algiers. Thomas Jefferson urged Barlow to settle in Washington, and in 1807 he bough a house located at what is now 23rd and S Streets, naming it Kalorama. In 1812 Barlow went to meet Napoleon at the emperor's headquarters in Lithuania to complete a treaty of commerce. Finding the French in retreat, he followed them to a village near Krakow where he died of pneumonia on Christmas and was buried in an unmarked churchyard grave.

About the artist: Charles Wilson Peale (1741-1827) artist. By permission, US Department of State.

Art on Call, a program of Cultural Tourism DC, funded in part by the Commission on Arts and Humanities, the Department of Transportation, and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.

Call box locator map: Decatur Pl. and 22nd St.

www.shericankaloramacallbox.org

 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Location. 38° 54.885′ N, 77° 
Joel Barlow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 13, 2018
2. Joel Barlow Marker
3.042′ W. Marker is in Sheridan-Kalorama, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Bancroft Place NW and 23rd Street NW on Bancroft Place NW. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2300 Bancroft Pl NW, Washington DC 20008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woodrow Wilson House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anthony Holmead Site (about 400 feet away); St. Jerome the Priest (about 600 feet away); Robert Emmet (about 700 feet away); Robert Emmet: Irish Patriot (about 700 feet away); Kalorama (about 700 feet away); Educational Institutions (about 700 feet away); Jeju Dol Hareubang / 제주 돌 하르방 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheridan-Kalorama.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicPoliticsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Joel Barlow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 13, 2018
3. Joel Barlow Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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