The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Spencer Fullerton Baird
—1823 - 1887 —
Pioneer in American Natural History
[on reverse of statue:] ("Opus, Baskin, 1976")
Erected 1976 by Smithsonian Institution.
Location. 38° 53.29′ N, 77° 1.523′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Jefferson Drive SW north of Independence Avenue and 10th Street, NW. Touch for map. Marker is behind the Smithsonian "Castle" on the east side of the Enid A. Haupt Garden, at the entrance to the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building - which is presently closed off by construction barriers. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000. Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington DC 20560, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andrew Jackson Downing (a few steps from this marker); Enid A. Haupt Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Smithsonian Institution Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arts and Industries Building (was about 300 feet away but has been reported missing. ); a different marker also named Arts and Industries Building Carousel on the Mall, Washington, D.C. (about 400 feet away); Joseph Henry (about 400 feet away); Earth Day Park (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
Also see . . .
1. NOAA Giants of Science: Spencer Fullerton Baird. (Submitted on August 23, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Spencer Fullerton Baird. (Submitted on August 23, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Ornithology, Ichthyology, Fisheries science; Leonard Baskin, sculptor; Enid A. Haupt Garden.
Categories. • Animals • Education • Notable Persons • Science & Medicine •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 495 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 23, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 7. submitted on November 3, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.