Sheridan-Kalorama in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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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.
Call box locator map: Decatur Pl. and 22nd St.
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Location. 38° 54.885′ N, 77° 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, Music • Politics • War, US Revolutionary •
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