Washington Highlands in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 6
Just 53 years later, in 1845, the Henry Gilpin Company was founded in Baltimore. Importing crude drugs by clipper ship, Gilpin was among the first to assay and standardize for product uniformity and dependable service to the apothecary practicing in the settlements of our early pioneers. This old gas lamp is an original taken from the cobblestone streets of the old Port City.
Erected by the Henry Gilpin Company.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Original Federal Boundary Stones marker series.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 38° 49.889′ N, 76° 59.275′ W. Marker was in Washington Highlands, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker could be reached from Southern Avenue Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 901 Southern Avenue Southeast, Washington DC 20032, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Original Federal Boundary Stone Southeast 6 (here, next to this marker); Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 5 (approx. one mile away); Original Federal Boundary Stone Southeast 7 (approx. one mile away in Maryland); Congress Heights School (approx. one mile away); Fort Carroll (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort Greble (approx. 1½ miles away); In Memory of Col. Raynal C. Bolling (approx. 1½ miles away); Republic F-105D Thunderchief (approx. 1.6 miles away).
Regarding Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 6. In 2008, an automobile chased by DC police jumped the curb and smashed into the Baltimore street lamp and DC Boundary Stone SE 6. The DAR fence was crushed and the stone broken off at its base. The stone currently resides in the DC Surveyor's Office on 14th Street. The Henry Gilpin Drug Company building was being used as a church when the accident happened. The building is currently unoccupied.
Also see . . . Life and Times of Boundary Stone SE 6. East of the River Magazine, (Submitted on April 24, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 524 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on April 11, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on April 24, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 12, 13. submitted on April 11, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.