Foggy Bottom in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
—Purchased by United States Government 1852 —
President Lincoln was a constant visitor during the trying days of the war and received here the latest despaches by wire from the Army in the west and by courier from the southern front. In addition to conferences with his military commanders, it is recorded that he often came at night to talk to prisoners held in the cells...
Erected 1950 by National Capital Sesquicentennial Commission.
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 38° 53.857′ N, 77° 2.379′ W. Marker was in Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker was at the intersection of 17th Street Northwest and F Street Northwest, on the right when traveling south on 17th Street Touch for map. Located on the Office of the United States Trade Representative building. Marker was at or near this postal address: 600 17th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Corcoran Gallery of Art (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); These Five-Inch Brass Trophy Guns (about 400 feet away); State, War, and Navy Building (about 500 feet away); Executive Office Building (about 500 feet away); Renwick Gallery (about 500 feet away); Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building (about 500 feet away); The Lee House (about 500 feet away); First Home of the Reserve Officers Association (about 500 feet away).
Also see . . . Winder Building HABS Documentation. Documentation from the Historic American Building Survey. Includes architectural diagrams and a set of photos dating to the 1970s. (Submitted on April 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
1. Building was restored as a General Services Administration project.
My construction company restored the Winder Building to its original appearance. This was done at the same time as the Federal Home Loan Bank Board Building was under construction.
The Winder Building received a new roof new exterior stucco, new windows with seeded glass as was used in
The architect for the project was Max Urbahn and he prepared a wonderful book of the history of the building including copies of letters between Winder and the Government negotiating the price for the building. I had one of the books but lost track of it years ago. If anyone is familiar with the book I would like to replace it.
Arthur Herman (ADHERMAN Construction Co. Inc.)
— Submitted March 2, 2011, by Arthur Herman of Oyster Bay Cove, New York.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,065 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on May 12, 2019, by Ronald J. Baumgarten, Jr. of McLean, Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.