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Judiciary Square in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Samuel F. B. Morse

 
 
Samuel F. B. Morse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, June 21, 2013
1. Samuel F. B. Morse Marker
Inscription. Artist and inventor opened and operated on this site under the direction of the Post Office Department the first public telegraph office in the United States April 1st 1845
"What Hath God Wrought"
 
Location. 38° 53.8′ N, 77° 1.31′ W. Marker is in Judiciary Square, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 7th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This plaque is located on the side of General Post Office building (present day Hotel Monaco) on 7th Street between F and E Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 F Street, NW, Washington DC 20004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Roots of Freedom and Equality (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Church Terrell (within shouting distance of this marker); "Blodget's Hotel" (within shouting distance of this marker); General Post Office (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Missing Soldiers (about 300 feet away); Clara Barton, Angel of the Battlefield at Home (about 300 feet away); The Daguerre Monument (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named The Daguerre Monument (about 400 feet away).
 
Regarding Samuel F. B. Morse. The famous message
Samuel F. B. Morse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, June 21, 2013
2. Samuel F. B. Morse Marker
quoted on this marker was not transmitted from this site. It was instead transmitted from the US Capitol on May 24, 1844.
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
General Post Office building image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, June 21, 2013
3. General Post Office building
looking south down 7th Street to site of plaque
Samuel F. B. Morse image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
4. Samuel F. B. Morse
Self Portrait, 1812 in the National Portrait Gallery.
Men of Progress image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
5. Men of Progress
Morse demonstrates the telegraph to other great inventors in "Men of Progress" by artist Christian Schussele, 1862 in the National Portrait Gallery.
Automatic Telegraph Reciever Patented by Samuel F. B. Morse image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
6. Automatic Telegraph Reciever Patented by Samuel F. B. Morse
In the National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 562 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.   4, 5, 6. submitted on February 17, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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