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

The Gilded Age

Sheridan Kalorama Call Box Restoration Project

 
 
The Gilded Age Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 2, 2013
1. The Gilded Age Marker
Inscription. In the Gilded Age (1866-1901) the nouveau riche built grand mansions near Sheridan Circle and commissioned fashionable portraits such as this one of Mrs. Larz Anderson. They lived and entertained in these enormous residences during Washington's brief social season. As maintaining the houses grew too costly, many became foreign embassies. Edward Everett, who made a fortune inventing the fluted bottle cap, built the Beaux-Arts mansion at 1606 23rd Street in 1915. Now it is the Turkish ambassador's home. Carrere and Hastings, architects of the New York Public Library, designed Romania's embassy at 1607 23rd Street.

About the Artist: Cecilia Beaux (1836-1942) Portrait of Mrs. Larz Anderson. Courtesy of The Society of the Cincinnati

Art on Call, a program of Cultural Tourism, DC, funded in part by the Commission of Arts and Humanities, the Department of Transportation, and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for planning and Economic Development.

Call Box locator map: Decatur Place and 22nd Street.

www.sheridankaloramacallbox.org
 
Location. 38° 54.696′ N, 77° 3.034′ W. Marker is in Sheridan-Kalorama, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 23rd Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The
The Gilded Age Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 2, 2013
2. The Gilded Age Marker
marker is in front of the Romanian Embassy at 1607 23rd Street, just south of Sheridan Circle in North West Washington. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1607 23rd Street, Washington DC 20008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938) (a few steps from this marker); Assassination of Orlando Letelier and Ronni K. Moffitt (within shouting distance of this marker); Philip H. Sheridan (within shouting distance of this marker); Eleftherios Venizelos (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Philip Jaisohn, 1864-1951 (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberation of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes (about 500 feet away); The Arts in Sheridan-Kalorama (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheridan-Kalorama.
 
Also see . . .  www.sheridankaloramacallbox.org. This URL appears on the marker. (Submitted on March 12, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Gilded Age Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 2, 2013
3. The Gilded Age Marker
Mrs. Larz Anderson in front of the Turkish Ambassador's Residence
The Gilded Age Marker and the Romanian Embassy image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 15, 2016
4. The Gilded Age Marker and the Romanian Embassy
A view of the marker from a distance across 23rd Street, NW, with the Romanian Embassy in the distance. From the marker: Carrere and Hastings, architects of the New York Public Library, designed Romania's embassy at 1607 23rd Street.
Mrs. Larz Anderson image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 2, 2013
5. Mrs. Larz Anderson
Portrait by Cecilia Beaux
The Turkish Ambassador's Residence image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 2, 2013
6. The Turkish Ambassador's Residence
...the Beaux-Arts mansion at 1606 23rd Street ... is the Turkish ambassador's home.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 501 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 12, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on October 15, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5, 6. submitted on March 12, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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