Foggy Bottom in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Here, at 2023 G Street, N.W., in 1912, The George Washington University
Here, at 2023 G Street, N.W., in 1912, The George Washington University relocated from its H Street, N.W., location. All administrative offices, the library and lecture halls, except for the Law and Medical Schools, were accommodated in the former St. Rose Industrial School for Girls that stood here. On the basis of a rental lease, starting in January 6, 1912, at the urging of trustee-benefactor, General Maxwell Woodhull (who lived at the corner of 21st and G Streets), purchase of this property was settled on June 6, 1912 with a loan from Riggs Bank (now PNC Bank). In 1919, after the outstanding debt was paid off by Abram Lisner, a university trustee-benefactor and prominent Washington department store owner, the building was named "Lisner Hall." In 1939, the first university library was constructed here. Funded by a bequest from the estate of Abram Lisner, in memory of his wife, Laura Hartman Lisner, and was named the "Lisner Library." When in 1972 the library was relocated to a new building, later known as "The Gelman Library," this building was renamed "Lisner Hall" to house the Columbian School of Arts and Sciences and The Elliott School of International Affairs until 2004.
By Devry Jones, April 3, 2018
1. Here, at 2023 G Street, N.W., in 1912, The George Washington University Marker
Erected 2007 by The George Washington University.
53.909′ N, 77° 2.749′ W. Marker is in Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on G Street NW east of 21st Street NW, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2023 G Street NW, Washington DC 20052, United States of America.
By Devry Jones, April 3, 2018
2. Here, at 2023 G Street, N.W., in 1912, The George Washington University Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Announcement of the Atomic Age (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edward Teller (about 300 feet away); The United Church/Die Vereinigte Kirche (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named George Washington (about 300 feet away); Professors Gate (about 400 feet away); Lenthall Houses (about 400 feet away); George Gamow (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foggy Bottom.
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on April 9, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 3, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.