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Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

601 Pennsylvania Avenue

 
 
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By Richard E. Miller, August 4, 2008
1. 601 Pennsylvania Avenue Marker
Inscription.  On this site in 1814, "The Star-Spangled Banner" was first sung in public. The most famous of several hotels on this block was Brown's Marble Hotel (1851-1935), an innovative Greek Revival landmark, where John Tyler and Abraham Lincoln were guests. In the 1830s, Beverly Snow, a free Black, operated the Epicurean Restaurant on the corner of 6th Street. The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad building was completed at the same location in 1893. Its facade was incorporated int the present office building, erected by the B. F. Saul Company in 1985.
 
Erected 1985 by B. F. Saul Company.
 
Location. 38° 53.587′ N, 77° 1.224′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest west of 6th Street Northwest (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling west. The Marker is on the modern Pennsylvania Avenue face of 601 Pennsylvania Northwest, northeast of the preserved facade at the corner of Pennsylvania and 6th Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
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By Richard E. Miller, August 4, 2008
2. 601 Pennsylvania Avenue.
other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Protecting Consumers and Competition (within shouting distance of this marker); National Council of Negro Women (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); National Intelligencer (about 300 feet away); Andrew W. Mellon (about 400 feet away); Pennsylvania Avenue (about 400 feet away); Grand Army of the Republic (about 400 feet away); Market Space: Yesterday’s Town Square (about 400 feet away); Ending Slavery in Washington (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Penn Quarter.
 
Also see . . .  The Snow Riot of 1835. The Epicurean Eating House, Francis Scott Key, Arthur Bowen, Beverly Snow... . (Submitted on July 14, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, August 18, 2012
3. 601 Pennsylvania Avenue Marker
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By Allen C. Browne, August 18, 2012
4. 601 Pennsylvania Avenue Marker
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By Allen C. Browne, August 18, 2012
5. 601 Pennsylvania Avenue
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,957 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on July 14, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was the Marker of the Week July 21, 2013. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3, 4, 5. submitted on July 14, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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