Georgetown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Political Salons of Georgetown
While Georgetown’s star faded in the late 1800s, it rose to new heights when members of the Roosevelt Brain Trust moved to Georgetown in the 1930s. After World War II, Georgetown’s political salons drew participants from all quarters. The glamorous Senator and Mrs. John F. Kennedy lived at 3307 N Street. Members of Congress, cabinet secretaries, Foreign Service officers, Supreme Court Justices and newspaper columnists all lived within blocks of each other. They met in the drawing rooms of Georgetown’s handsome houses where you might hear Secretaries of State Dean Acheson and Christian Herter discussing the Marshall Plan, Ambassador Charles Bohlen explaining the Soviet Union, and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger debating the Vietnam War. Ambassador David Bruce might be discoursing on China, Washington Post executives Katharine Graham and Ben Bradlee discussing Watergate and Secretary of State Cyrus Vance pushing the Panama Canal treaties.
Location. 38° 54.463′ N, 77° 4.066′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of 34th Street, NW and O Street, NW, on the right when traveling south on 34th Street, NW. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20007, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ambassador David K. E. Bruce (within shouting distance of this marker); Simplicity, Gentleness, Humility (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Last Home of Stephen Bloomer Balch, D.D. (about 600 feet away); President John F. Kennedy (about 600 feet away); Holy Trinity Church (about 600 feet away); Halcyon House (about 700 feet away); Houses With A Prospect (about 700 feet away); 3425 Prospect Street NW (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
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