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

President Reagan Assassination Attempt

National Historic Place

 
 
President Reagan Assassination Attempt Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 22, 2016
1. President Reagan Assassination Attempt Marker
Inscription.
On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan marked the
100th visit to Washington Hilton by a sitting U.S. President.
Reagan had been invited to speak in the International Ballroom
at a meeting of the North America's Building Trades Unions.
Upon exiting the hotel along T Street at 2:27 p.m., Reagan was struck and wounded
by a gunshot fired from John Hinckley, Jr., who had been waiting outside.
Gunshots also wounded Reagan's Press Secretary James Brady,
D.C. police officer Thomas Delahanty, and Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy.
Reagan recovered from the incident and visited the hotel several times afterwards.

 
Location. 38° 54.968′ N, 77° 2.723′ W. Marker is in Adams-Morgan, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on T Street near Columbia Road NW, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is to the left of the Washington Hilton lower level entrance on T Street. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20009, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McClellan Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Manuel Belgrano (about 600 feet away); Fraser Mansion
President Reagan Assassination Attempt Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 22, 2016
2. President Reagan Assassination Attempt Marker
The Washington Hilton Hotel. The marker is along the stone wall seen in the lower middle of this view.
(approx. ¼ mile away); Connecticut Ave. from Lafayette Square to Ashmead Place (approx. ¼ mile away); From 1890 to 1910 (approx. ¼ mile away); Charles Hamilton Houston Residence (approx. 0.3 miles away); Alberto Santos-Dumont (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Arts in Sheridan-Kalorama (approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable Events
 
President Reagan Assassination Attempt Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 22, 2016
3. President Reagan Assassination Attempt Marker
The marker can be seen roughly in the center of the photo. Previously the door where Reagan left the hotel was to the left of the marker, where a new stone-faced vehicle entryway has been constructed.
The President's Walk inside the Washington Hilton image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 22, 2016
4. The President's Walk inside the Washington Hilton
Reagan walked along this passage inside the Washington Hilton as he exited the hotel on March 30, 1981. Interestingly, it had been built into the hotel's plans after President Kennedy's assassination as a protective feature for the hotel for visiting dignitaries.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 22, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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