Foggy Bottom in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
National Academy of Sciences
Marker Panel 1: on the lawn, off the sidewalk, north side of Constitution Avenue, NW:
National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council.
Marker Panel 2: on the exterior wall, west side of the south entrance – off the sidewalk, south side of C Street, NW:
Inscription on the exterior wall, east side of the south entrance:
The National Academy of Sciences Building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior March 15, 1974
The National Academy of Sciences was established by the United States Congress in 1863. This building dates from 1924, with wings added in the 1960s. It houses offices of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council, private nonprofit organizations dedicated to the furtherance of science, engineering and medicine for the public welfare.
Erected by National Society of Sciences.
Location. 38° 53.536′ N, 77° 2.856′ W. Marker is in Foggy Bottom, District of Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2101 Constitution Ave., NW,, Washington DC 20418, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named National Academy of Sciences (within shouting distance of this marker); The Celestial Map (within shouting distance of this marker); Albert Einstein - The Einstein Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); A Legacy of Healing and Hope (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pharmacists' War Memorial (about 600 feet away); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); Department of State (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alaska and Hawaii (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foggy Bottom.
Regarding National Academy of Sciences. The National Academy of Sciences is a non-profit organization in the United States. Members serve pro bono as "advisers to the nation on science, engineering, and medicine."
Also see . . . National Academy of Sciences: Celebrating 150 Years of Service. (Submitted on May 6, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Categories. • Science & Medicine •
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