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

Friendship Archway

 
 
Friendship Archway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 14, 2008
1. Friendship Archway Marker
Inscription on the base of the south pillar. The version on north pillar is in Chinese.
Inscription.  This friendship archway was erected by the District of Columbia and the Municipality of Beijing, 1986.

Marion Barry, Jr.
Mayor of Washington, D.C.

Chen Xitong
Mayor, Beijing Municipal Government
 
Erected 1986.
 
Location. 38° 53.988′ N, 77° 1.302′ W. Marker is in Chinatown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of H Street Northwest and 7th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling east on H Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 7th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Discover DC / Gallery Place - Chinatown (a few steps from this marker); Chinatown (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); a different marker also named Chinatown (within shouting distance of this marker); The Northern Baptist Convention (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mary Surratt's Boarding House
Friendship Archway Marker Mandarin text image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 24, 2016
2. Friendship Archway Marker Mandarin text
This text is on the northern-most column of the archway, facing the west.
(about 400 feet away); "Surratt Boarding House" (about 400 feet away); Lin Han, noodle master (about 500 feet away); Man with Briefcase (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chinatown.
 
More about this marker. Designed by architect Alfred H. Liu, this is said to be the largest such Chinese-style archway or gate structure in the world.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Chinatown in Washington, DC. (Submitted on July 14, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. China, Chinatown, gateway
 
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Friendship Archway image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 14, 2008
3. Friendship Archway
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,220 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 14, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   2. submitted on September 25, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on July 14, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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