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Dupont Circle in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Society of the Cincinnati

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, October 8, 2015
1. The Society of the Cincinnati Marker
Inscription.
The Society of the Cincinnati was founded in 1783 by the officers of the
Continental Army to perpetuate their fellowship, preserve the memory of the
Revolutionary War and promote the principles for which they had fought. The Society is named
after Cincinnatus, a hero of the Roman republic who refused rewards for serving his nation
and returned to his plow after leading the armies of Rome to victory.

George Washington, portrayed in this statue by Jean-Antoine Houdon returning home
to Mount Vernon after the Revolutionary War, was celebrated as the American Cincinnatus.
He served as President General of the Society from 1783 until his death in 1799
and remains a model of patriotic virtue.

Anderson House, the former home of Ambassador Larz and Isabel Anderson,
has been headquarters of the Society since 1938. Modern members of the
Society - descendants of the American and French officers whose service secured the
Independence of the United States - work to preserve the memory and promote the ideals
of the heroes of the Revolutionary War.

 
Location. 38° 54.661′ N, 77° 2.854′ W. Marker is in Dupont Circle, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Massachusetts Avenue NW, on the right when
The Society of the Cincinnati Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 8, 2015
2. The Society of the Cincinnati Marker
The marker is to the right in this photo, with the statue of George Washington in the center of the lawn.
traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cosmos Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Mahatma Gandhi Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); TomᚠG. Masaryk Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Liberation of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg (about 400 feet away); Taras Shevchenko Memorial (about 500 feet away); Dewi Saraswati (about 600 feet away); Before the city built a bridge (about 600 feet away); From 1890 to 1910 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dupont Circle.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Society of the Cincinnati additional marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 8, 2015
3. The Society of the Cincinnati additional marker
This additional marker to the left of the George Washington statue in front of the Anderson House reads,
George Washington
by Jean-Antoine Houdon
after the original marble statue
in the Virginia State Capitol
Presented by Anita Graham & Frederick Lorimer Graham
President General, 1992-1995
Presented 2008
The Society of the Cincinnati additional marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 8, 2015
4. The Society of the Cincinnati additional marker
This small marker to the left of the right most entry way to the Anderson House reads, "In memory of Isabel Perkins Anderson by Susan Riviere Hetzel Chapter D.C. DAR, October 1982"
The Society of the Cincinnati additional marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 8, 2015
5. The Society of the Cincinnati additional marker
This additional marker is found in the entrance lobby of the Anderson House and mentions that the house is a National Historic Landmark as of 1996.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 8, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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