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The Home of the Pan American Union

 
 
The "Home of the Pan American Union" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 28, 2013
1. The "Home of the Pan American Union" Marker
- i.e. the weathered inscription beneath the decorative lamp pedestal: below the driveway at the north end of the steps off 17th Street.
Inscription.

The Home of the Pan American Union
the international organization of the twenty one American Republics
Erected 1908 – 1910
through the munificence of Andrew Carnegie
____________
Elihu Root
Secretary of State and
Chairman of the Governing Board

Albert Kelsey and Paul P.Cret
Architects

John Barrett, Director
Francisco J. Yanes, Assistant Director

 
Erected 1910 by Pan American Union.
 
Location. 38° 53.574′ N, 77° 2.383′ W. Marker is in Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from 17th Street, NW north of Constitution Avenue, NW (U.S. 50). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20006, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ysabel I, La Catolica (a few steps from this marker); Bulfinch Gate House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lock Keeper’s House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Canal Connection (about 300 feet away); The Washington City Canal (about 400 feet away); NSDAR Founders Memorial
Elihu Root, Esq. former U. S. Secretary of State; Secretary of War; image. Click for full size.
circa 1912
2. Elihu Root, Esq. former U. S. Secretary of State; Secretary of War;
Nobel Peace Laureate
(about 400 feet away); Memorial Continental Hall (about 400 feet away); Second Infantry Division Memorial (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foggy Bottom.
 
Also see . . .
1. Organization of American States. (Submitted on May 11, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Nobel Peace Prize Laureates: Elihu Root. (Submitted on May 13, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. "PAU"; Organization of American States; "OAS"
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsPolitics
 
The Organizaion of American States Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 28, 2013
3. The Organizaion of American States Headquarters
with the "Home of the Pan American Union" Marker on the east face of pedestal beneath the lamp by the stair steps - to the right of and behind the Ysabel I, la Catolica statue
The "Home of the Pan American Union" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 28, 2013
4. The "Home of the Pan American Union" Marker
Laying the PAU Building's cornerstone, 1908 image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress, 1908
5. Laying the PAU Building's cornerstone, 1908
Among the dignitaries are: Andrew Carnegie and Pres. Theodore Roosevelt: center, middle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on July 2, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on May 11, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   2. submitted on May 13, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on May 11, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   5. submitted on May 13, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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