Columbia Heights in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
[Panel No. 1]:
President of the United States
MDCCCIVII - MDCCCIXI
[Panel No. 2]:
walk was upon the mountain
ranges of the law
Location. 38° 55.197′ N, 77° 2.097′ W. Marker is in Columbia Heights, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 15th Street Northwest and W Street Northwest, on the left when traveling north. Located in the southeast corner of Meridian Hill Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2330 15th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pitts Motor Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fedora (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Buchanan (about 400 feet away); A Gathering Place for Washingtonians (about 400 feet away); Meridian Hill Park Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park (about 500 feet away); College Hill (about 600 feet away); Mrs. Henderson's Legacy (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia Heights.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for James Buchanan. (Submitted on August 23, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Wikipedia entry for Harriet Lane. Harriet Lane was the niece of President James Buchanan, and acted as First Lady of the United States during his Presidency. (Submitted on November 6, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
1. The James Buchanan Memorial
The memorial was built based on the provisions of the will of Buchanan's orphaned niece, Harriet Lane Johnston, for a cost between $100,000 and $115,000 (depending on the source). The monument was first authorized by Congress in 1918. William Gordon Beecher designed the memorial, and Hans Shuler sculpted it. The memorial was dedicated in 1930, with a speech given by then President Herbert Hoover.
Additional keywords. Harriet Lane Johnston; William Gordon Beecher; Hans Shuler.
Categories. • Notable Persons • Politics •
More. Search the internet for Buchanan.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,822 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on November 6, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 23, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 4. submitted on April 1, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 5. submitted on August 23, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on March 6, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.