Arboretum in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In 1958 the columns were dismantled to make way for the east front extension of the Capitol, which is adorned with marble reproductions.
Restoration of the columns was made possible through the efforts of Ethel Shields Garrett and support from the Friends of the National Arboretum. Garden designer Russell Page selected and designed the new site which was completed and dedicated in 1990.
Erected by Procter & Gamble Co. through Friends of the National Arboretum.
Location. 38° 54.613′ N, 76° 58.084′ 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
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. National Capitol Columns (here, next to this marker); Sandstone Sculptures (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morrison Azalea Garden (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.)
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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 1,617 times since then. 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.