Foggy Bottom in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Department of State
[Harry S. Truman Building]
—23rd Street Entrance —
The Department of State is the nation’s oldest and senior cabinet agency. It was established by Congress in 1789 to conduct America’s diplomatic relations.
The State Department represents U.S. interests to foreign governments, promotes peace, security, and freedom, pursues economic opportunity abroad to create jobs at home, protects the American people from the dangers posed by drug trafficking, weapons proliferation, and harm to the environment, and assists Americans traveling or living overseas.
The Secretary of State directs operations here at Department headquarters, at 250 diplomatic and consular posts in over 180 countries, at international organizations like the United Nations, and at passport agencies and other regional officers in the United States.
The building, built in 1960, is the Department’s worldwide communications hub and houses America’s diplomatic corps – the career Foreign and Civil Service. It also contains in its eighth floor diplomatic reception rooms one of the finest collections of early American antiques.
For information on tours, please call (202) 647-3241 (TDD 202-736-4474); to learn more about the State Department, visit our website at http://www.state.gov.
Erected by U.S. Department of State.
Location. Touch for map. The State Department tourist entrance is located a block south of this marker. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2201 C Street, NW, Washington DC 20037, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bernardo de Gálvez Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pharmacists' War Memorial (about 800 feet away); Albert Einstein - The Einstein Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); National Academy of Sciences (approx. 0.2 miles away); José de San Martín Memorial (approx. Ľ mile away); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Legacy of Healing and Hope (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foggy Bottom.
Also see . . .
1. Harry S. Truman Building. (Submitted on February 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. "State Department Building Named for Harry S. Truman". (Submitted on February 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. State Department Extension; "New State Building".
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 510 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.