Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Alexander Robey Shepherd
born Washington, D.C. January 31, 1835
died Batopilas, Mexico, September 12, 1902
buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Civil War Union veteran, entrepreneur, civil leader
advanced L'Enfant's plan through public works
Introduced modern silver mining in Mexico
statue dedicated 1909, removed 1979, returned 2005
Plaque placed by
The Association of Oldest Inhabitants of the District of Columbia
Erected 2010 by The Association of Oldest Inhabitants of the District of Columbia.
Location. 38° 53.714′ N, 77° 1.901′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW and 14th Street, NW on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington, DC: Capital and City (a few steps from this marker); The John A. Wilson Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Marion Barry, Jr. (within shouting distance John J. Pershing, General of the Armies (1860-1948) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Open For Business (about 300 feet away); The Great Seal of the United States (about 400 feet away); Julia Ward Howe (about 400 feet away); The New Willard (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
Also see . . .
1. Alexander Shepherd.net / Photo Gallery. (Submitted on May 7, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. The Association of Oldest Inhabitants of the District of Columbia. (Submitted on May 7, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. "Boss" Shepherd; John A. Wilson ["District"] Building; U.S.J. Dunbar, sculptor; Federal Triangle
Categories. • Government • Notable Persons • Politics • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 550 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 7, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 4, 5. submitted on December 29, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.