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

Urban Design

 
 
Urban Design Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
1. Urban Design Marker
Inscription.

In Pierre L'Enfant's design for the new city of Washington, broad diagonal avenues, named after states, radiate from key buildings like the Capitol and White House. They cross the regular grid of east-west streets, identified by letters, and numbered north-south streets.

L'Enfant Plan for Washington, 1797 (detail). The Historical Society of Washington, DC.

Reverse:
Right Here
What's special about New Jersey Avenue?
 
Erected by United States Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 52.588′ N, 77° 0.232′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on M Street Southeast. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1937 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1932 (within shouting distance of this marker); Water, Water Everywhere (within shouting distance of this marker); 1925 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1927 (within shouting distance of this marker); Ship's Propeller, Airplane Propeller, Truck Wheel

Urban Design Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
2. Urban Design Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); 1926 (within shouting distance of this marker); Taxiway Guidance Sign, Crossing Gate and Flashing Light Signal, Channel Marking Buoy (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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