Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
Washington Navy Yard
—Formerly: the Naval Gun Factory's ‘Breech Mechanism & Gun Shop’ —
lower panel, above doorway
Extended 297 Feet, 1899
Rear Admiral Charles O’Neil,
Chief of Bureau of Ordnance
Comdr. E. C. Pendleton, U.S.N.,
Supt. Naval Gun Factory
Erected by U.S. Navy Department.
Location. 38° 52.378′ N, 76° 59.719′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Sicard St., SE east of Paulding St., SE, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Panels are above the main entrance on the south face of Building 76, formerly the Breech Mechanism & Gun Shop of the Naval Gun Factory/Washington Navy Yard. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Willard Park (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Experimental Model Basin (within shouting distance of this marker); Marine Railway - Experimental Model Basin (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Navy Yard Chapel (about 300 feet away, measured in Navy Gun Car (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Willard Park (about 400 feet away); Welcome Aboard the Display Ship BARRY (DD-993)(sic) (about 400 feet away); Swift Boat PCF1 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
Additional keywords. Building 76; Washington Navy Yard; Willard Park; formerly, the "Naval Gun Factory"; "Navy Memorial Museum"; Adm. Arleigh Burke.
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 505 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on October 5, 2015, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1. submitted on March 7, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 2, 3. submitted on March 8, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 4. submitted on May 12, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.