Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Patent Oﬃce Building
This building was designed by
Robert Miles, Architect,
pursuant to an Act of Congress, approved July 4, 1836
for a Patent Office Building
Department of Interior
United States Civil Service Commission
Erected 1956 by National Capital Sesquicentennial Commission.
Location. 38° 53.845′ N, 77° 1.369′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from F Street, NW, west of 7th Street, NW, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is on the exterior wall east of the front (south side) entrance to the Smithsonian Institution, Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture - National Portrait Gallery. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20001, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abraham Lincoln Walked Here (a few steps from this marker); General Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); The Daguerre Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Daguerre Monument (within shouting distance of Mary Church Terrell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Roots of Freedom and Equality (about 300 feet away); The Restoration of 800 F Street (about 300 feet away); Samuel F. B. Morse (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Penn Quarter.
Also see . . . Patent Office Bldg. (Submitted on March 12, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Smithsonian Institution; American Art Museum; National Portrait Gallery; military hospital.
Categories. • Government • Notable Buildings • Science & Medicine •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,060 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 12, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 3, 4. submitted on February 17, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 5. submitted on February 19, 2015. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.