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The Arlington Radio Towers

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 7, 2019
1. The Arlington Radio Towers Marker
Inscription.  Three radio towers similar to the Eiffel Tower in construction were erected here in 1913. One stood 600 feet and the other two 450 feet above the 200-foot elevation of the site. The word "radio" was first used, instead of "wireless," in the name of this naval communication facility. The first trans-Atlantic voice communication was made between this station and the Eiffel Tower, in 1915. The nation set its clocks by the Arlington Radio Time Signal and listened for its broadcast weather reports. The towers were dismantled in 1941, as a menace to aircraft approaching the new Washington National Airport.
 
Erected 1969 by Arlington County, Virginia. (Marker Number 30.)
 
Location. 38° 51.987′ N, 77° 4.844′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is on South Courthouse Road south of 8th Street South, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 804 South Courthouse Road, Arlington VA 22204, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. John's Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Craig
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 7, 2019
2. The Arlington Radio Towers Marker
(approx. mile away); Harry W. Gray House (approx. 0.3 miles away); American-Armenian Volunteer Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Argonne Cross (approx. half a mile away); Site of Arlington Chapel (approx. half a mile away); Charles Drew House (approx. half a mile away); Freedman's Village (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
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<i>Govt. Radio Station, Arlington</i> image. Click for full size.
Bain News Service (courtesy of the Library of Congress), circa 1915
3. Govt. Radio Station, Arlington
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on June 7, 2019.
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