Sheridan-Kalorama in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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Charles Codman's painting depicts Kalorama, the 19th century estate of Joel Barlow. Kalorama (Greek for beautiful view) was extolled by Thomas Jefferson as "a most lovely seat adjoining the city, on a high hill commanding the Potomac River." Kalorama was known as a place of undulating hill and dale and graceful forest. Below the embassies across Massachusetts Ave., Rock Creek was dammed, creating a small lake where paper and grist mills were located. Robert Fulton experimented with his steam boat there. Barlow's estate had commanding views across Georgetown and the Potomac River to Alexandria.
About the artist: Charles Codman (1800-1842) artist. By permission, US Department of State.
Call box locator map: Decatur Pl. and 22nd St.
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Art on Call marker series.
Location. 38° 54.824′ N, 77° 3.16′ Touch for map. Near the grounds of Emmet Park. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20008, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Emmet: Irish Patriot (a few steps from this marker); Robert Emmet (a few steps from this marker); St. Jerome the Priest (within shouting distance of this marker); Jeju Dol Hareubang / 제주 돌 하르방 (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodrow Wilson House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joel Barlow (about 700 feet away); Simón Bolívar (1783-1830) (about 700 feet away); Dr. Philip Jaisohn, 1864-1951 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheridan-Kalorama.
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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 92 times since then and 4 times this year. 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.