Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Andrew W. Mellon
1855 – 1937
Financier, Industrialist, Statesman
Secretary of the Treasury 1921-1932
Ambassador to Great Britain 1932-1933
Founder of the National Gallery of Art 1937
This fountain is a tribute from his friends.
Erected 1951 by His Friends.
Location. 38° 53.541′ N, 77° 1.178′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW east of 6th Street, NW. Touch for map. The inscription is on the back of the concrete bench which forms the inner west wall of the memorial - in the fountain park occupying the traffic island at the east end of the "Federal Triangle". It is directly across Constitution Avenue from the National Gallery of Art and across Pennsylvania Avenue from the Newseum complex and the Embassy of Canada. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pennsylvania Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Protecting Consumers and Competition (within shouting distance of this marker); 601 Pennsylvania Avenue (about 300 feet away, measured Embassy of Canada, Washington, DC (about 400 feet away); Chief Justice John Marshall (about 500 feet away); National Intelligencer (about 600 feet away); Market Space: Yesterday’s Town Square (about 600 feet away); National Council of Negro Women (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Penn Quarter.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .
1. National Gallery of Art. (Submitted on August 6, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Andrew W. Mellon Memorial Fountain. (Submitted on August 6, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Smithsonian Institution; National Mall; Federal Triangle; philanthropy.
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on February 18, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 6, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.