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Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Francis Preston Blair

 
 
Francis Preston Blair Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 20, 2018
1. Francis Preston Blair Marker
New plaque observed, wording and format identical to old plaque.
Inscription.
This plaque marks the home of
Francis Preston Blair (1791-1876)
Founder and Editor of
The Globe (1830-1845)
A newspaper which championed
Democratic causes and vigorous journalism
notably during the administration of
President Andrew Jackson
in whose "kitchen cabinet" Blair loyally served

marked by Sigma Delta Chi
Professional Journalistic Society
1969

 
Erected 1969 by Sigma Delta Chi Society.
 
Location. 38° 53.935′ N, 77° 2.316′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Jackson Place, on the right when traveling west on Pennsylvania Avenue. Touch for map. Located in front of the Blair-Lee House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1653 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Blair House (here, next to this marker); In Honor of Leslie Coffelt (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named The Blair House (here, next to this marker); The Entrance Gardens (a few steps from this marker);
Francis Preston Blair Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 4, 2007
2. Francis Preston Blair Marker
The Lee House (a few steps from this marker); First Home of the Reserve Officers Association (a few steps from this marker); Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Francis Preston Blair. Francis Blair and his two sons, Montgomery and Francis, Jr., were important political figures in the anti-bellum period. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Kitchen Cabinet. Jackson's use of unofficial advisers in the White House was a break from tradition. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Several Markers in front of the Blair-Lee House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Several Markers in front of the Blair-Lee House
The Blair-Lee House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 4, 2007
4. The Blair-Lee House
Francis Preston Blair and Violet Gist Blair image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
5. Francis Preston Blair and Violet Gist Blair
“Francis Preston Blair and His Wife, Violet Gist, As They Looked at the End of the Civil War in the United States.” -- Gist Blair, 1918, The Annals of Silver Spring.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,355 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 20, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on December 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on February 6, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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