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

The Corcoran Gallery of Art

 
 
The Corcoran Gallery of Art Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 20, 2018
1. The Corcoran Gallery of Art Marker
Inscription.
This building
was erected in 1859 for
The Corcoran Gallery of Art
founded by
William Wilson Corcoran
banker and philanthropist

Designated for use of the United States
Court of Claims by Act of Congress.
Approved March 3, 1901

National Capital Sesquicentennial Commission
1950

 
Erected 1950 by National Capital Sesquicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 38° 53.929′ N, 77° 2.364′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Pennsylvania Avenue NW east of 17th Street NW, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Renwick Gallery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lee House (within shouting distance of this marker); First Home of the Reserve Officers Association (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Preston Blair (within shouting distance of this marker); The Blair House (within shouting
The Corcoran Gallery of Art Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 20, 2018
2. The Corcoran Gallery of Art Marker
distance of this marker); In Honor of Leslie Coffelt (within shouting distance of this marker); These Five-Inch Brass Trophy Guns (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Blair House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Categories. ArchitectureArts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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