Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
To the Memory of Oscar S. Straus
1850 - Statesman, Author, Diplomat - 1926
—“Liberty” - “Reason” —
Oscar S. Straus
1850 - 1926
"Origin of the Republican Form of Government" 1885
"Roger Williams - Pioneer of Religious Liberty" 1891
"Under Four Administrations" 1922
Minister to Turkey 1887-1888, 1898-1900
Ambassador to Turkey 1909-1910
Secretary of Commerce and Labor 1906-1909
Member of the Hague Court of Arbitration 1902-1926
[Statues on either side of the marker are allegorical figures for "Liberty" and "Reason." See "Regarding To the Memory of Oscar S. Straus" below for more information]
Erected 1947 by The Oscar S. Straus Memorial Association, Inc.
Location. 38° 53.629′ N, 77° 1.897′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from 14th Street, NW (U.S. 1) 0 miles south of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, on the right. Touch for map. Inscriptions and marker plaques are in the sidewalk along the walls around the Oscar S. Strauss
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Completing the Triangle (within shouting distance of this marker); Open For Business (within shouting distance of this marker); The Division (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alexander Robey Shepherd (about 500 feet away); Washington, DC: Capital and City (about 600 feet away); The John A. Wilson Building (about 600 feet away); Arts and Artists (about 600 feet away); From Workers to Environment (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
Regarding To the Memory of Oscar S. Straus. Oscar Straus Memorial Fountain:
The Oscar Straus Memorial Fountain, dedicated in 1947 as a tribute to the diplomat and Secretary of Commerce and Labor, has been restored and returned to its original location.
The memorial is comprised of a low, three-tiered fountain with two bronze sculptured groups set on granite pedestals on either side. A bronze plaque summarizes the highlights of Mr. Straus's career. The fountain is flanked on the left (as one faces the Ronald Reagan Building)
[Extracted from the Reagan Building-International Trade Center website at <http://www.itcdc.com/explore.php?p=4>]
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for the Oscar Straus Memorial. (Submitted on July 4, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Wikipedia entry for Oscar Straus (politician). (Submitted on July 4, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Jewish-German-American
Categories. • Government • Industry & Commerce • Notable Persons • Politics •
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