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

Washington City Spring

 

[John Marshall Park]

 
Washington City Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 19, 2012
1. Washington City Spring Marker
Inscription.
Near this spot
on the north side of “C” street
was located the city spring.
From it, in 1808, water
for public use was first
piped through the streets
of Washington, D.C.

 
Erected 1982.
 
Location. 38° 53.603′ N, 77° 1.067′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from C Street, NW east of 6th Street, NW. Touch for map. Marker is on the wall of the lily pond in the northwest corner of John Marshall Park, east of the Embassy of Canada and south of C Street, NW. 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. Embassy of Canada, Washington, DC ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chief Justice John Marshall ( about 400 feet away); John Marshall ( about 400 feet away); Pennsylvania Avenue ( about 500 feet away); Major General George G. Meade Memorial ( about 600 feet away); Sitting in Judgment ( about 600 feet away); Andrew W. Mellon ( about 600 feet away); Senator Daniel Webster ( about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Penn Quarter.
 
Additional keywords.
Lily Pond in the northwest corner of John Marshall Park (one of two in the park) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 19, 2012
2. Lily Pond in the northwest corner of John Marshall Park (one of two in the park)
The Washington City Spring inscription is visible, carved on the pond wall, eastern side. Note the east side of the Canadian Embassy in background.
David Phillips, sculptor; Embassy of Canada;
 
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<center>David Phillips' Lilly Pond No. 1, 1982 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 19, 2012
3.
David Phillips' Lilly Pond No. 1, 1982
John Marshall Park, Lily Pond with Washington City Spring Marker: image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 19, 2012
4. John Marshall Park, Lily Pond with Washington City Spring Marker:
- view westward with the John Marshall statue in background
View from John Marshall Park, north across C Street, NW - the location of the old Washington Spring image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 19, 2012
5. View from John Marshall Park, north across C Street, NW - the location of the old Washington Spring
- now the southern section of "Judiciary Square" with the D.C. Court of Appeals (the Old D.C. Courthouse/City Hall Bldg.) in the background across Indiana Avenue, NW.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 330 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 19, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on August 20, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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