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

National Capitol Columns

 
 
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By Tom Fuchs, March 2007
1. National Capitol Columns Marker
Inscription. The presence of the National Capitol Columns on the knoll in this meadow was the inspiration of Ethel Shields Garrett, patron and friend of the National Arboretum. It was through her vision, courage, and determination for thirty years that these historic columns were saved and transferred to this site and that the design and funding for their permanent installation was secured in 1986. These columns, designed for the United States Capitol, continue to reaffirm our nationís commitment to fulfilling the dreams of a flourishing land and people.
 
Erected by the friends of Ethel Shields Garrett in honor of her efforts.
 
Location. 38° 54.614′ N, 76° 58.079′ W. Marker is in Arboretum, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Elipse Road, N.E. and Beechwood Road N.E. Touch for map. Marker is on the National Arboretum grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3501 New York Avenue, N.E., Washington DC 20002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capitol Columns (here, next to this marker); Sandstone Sculptures (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morrison Azalea Garden
National Capitol Columns image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 2007
2. National Capitol Columns
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hub (approx. 1.1 miles away); Culture and Commerce (approx. 1.3 miles away); Clark Calvin Griffith (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mediterranean Imports (approx. 1.3 miles away); Enterprising Families (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arboretum.
 
More about this marker. The National Arboretum is located in the northeast section of Washington, DC, approximately ten minutes from the Capitol Building. There are two entrances: one at 3501 New York Avenue, NE (U.S. Route 50), and the other at 24th & R Streets, NE, off of Bladensburg Road. The Arboretum grounds are open every day of the year except December 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
 
Also see . . .  The United States National Arboretum. (Submitted on April 4, 2007.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
National Capitol Columns image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 2007
3. National Capitol Columns
National Capitol Columns image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 2007
4. National Capitol Columns
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,703 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 4, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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