The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Bulﬁnch Gate House
Erected 1950 by National Capital Sesquicentenial Commission.
Location. 38° 53.543′ N, 77° 2.03′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of 15th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW (Route 50), on the right when traveling south on 15th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington City Canal on the Tiber Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Boy Scout Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Original Patentees Memorial (about 600 feet away); Completing the Triangle (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
More about this marker.
Regarding Bulfinch Gate House. Built in 1828, two sandstone guardians silently watched over the U.S. Capitol grounds until 1874. In 1889, this gatehouse and its twin, located on Seventeenth Street and Constitution Avenue (at the southeast corner of The Ellipse), were reconstructed in their present locations.
These houses have weathered several floods, water, and the effects of acid rain. On the southeast side are markers indicating the high-water marks during floods.
Also see . . . Gatehouse Sandstone Discussion. From the Stones of our Capital publication prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey. (Submitted on April 12, 2006.)
Additional keywords. Bullfinch Gatehouse
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