Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The building on this corner
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Police Call Boxes such as this one (originally painted blue) were installed in the District after the Civil War. Officers on foot patrol used this secure telegraph system to contact the station, accessing the box with a now highly collectible "gold key." This system was used until the late 1970s when it was abandoned in favor of more modern communication methods.
The building on this corner is part of an attractive six-residence row that was built in the 1860s and restored in the 1970s and 1980s. A block north lies the one-block Newport St (left). Newport was once an alleyway, lines with modest homes built in the early 1900s to house domestic workers employed in nearby mansions. The worker's houses remain, but most of the grand mansions have been demolished for modern office buildings.
Carol Popper Galaty loves people watching, sun bathing, coffee sipping, reading, and attending political rallies around Dupont Circle. After a long career in health policy and delivery, she returned to art and illustration.
Artist, Carol Popper Galaty
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2025 N St NW, Washington DC 20036, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Across 23rd St. and Rock Creek (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Democracy Tree (about 700 feet away); The first houses south and west of Dupont Circle (about 700 feet away); Taras Shevchenko Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Before the city built a bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington Before Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Myrtilla Miner (approx. 0.2 miles away); During the years following the Civil War (approx. ¼ mile away).
More about this marker. Art on Call signage is missing from the reverse of the marker. There is also graffiti on the back of the marker.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.