Capitol Hill in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Residence of Albert Gallatin
The National Society United States Daughters of 1812
8th January 1962
Commemorating the 75th anniversary of their society
Marker series. This marker is included in the United States Daughters of 1812 marker series.
Location. 38° 53.528′ N, 77° 0.222′ W. Marker is in Capitol Hill, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Constitution Avenue and 2nd Street Northeast, on the right when traveling west on Constitution Avenue. Touch for map. On the front wall of the Sewall Belmont House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 144 Constitution Avenue, Washington DC 20002, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alva Belmont House (here, next to this marker); Fiery Destruction (a few steps from this marker); The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum From June to December, 1917 (a few steps from this marker); Torch of Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); Cortelyou House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Brick Capitol (about 700 feet away); Florida House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capitol Hill.
Also see . . . Sewall-Belmont House Museum website. (Submitted on December 5, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
1. American resistance to British Invasion
Although Commodore Barney could not have led the resistance here because he had been wounded and captured earlier, some of his men may have fired the shots that constituted the only resistance to the British during their occupation of Washington. British General Ross's horse was shot from under him and this house became the only private residence burned by the British.
— Submitted December 3, 2012,
2. Sewall Belmont House
This house became the headquarters of the National Women's Party and is now a museum.
— Submitted December 3, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 523 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 3, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.