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Leonard M. Elstad

 
 
Leonard M. Elstad Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 30, 2016
1. Leonard M. Elstad Marker
Inscription.  
Elstad Auditorium
Dedicated to
Leonard M. Elstad, G-'23
1899-1990
Third President of Gallaudet University
1945-1969

This plaque presented by the Alpha Sigma Pi Fraternity

 
Erected by Alpha Sigma Pi Fraternity.
 
Location. 38° 54.306′ N, 76° 59.66′ W. Marker is in Gallaudet, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Lincoln Circle Northeast near Florida Avenue Northeast, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is on the campus of Gallaudet University, a few meters to the right along the campus ring road, Lincoln Circle. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Florida Avenue Northeast, Washington DC 20002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Education for All (within shouting distance of this marker); Laurent Clerc (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chapel Hall (about 300 feet away); Site of the Rose Cottage
Leonard M. Elstad Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 30, 2016
2. Leonard M. Elstad Marker
The marker can be seen mounted to the front of the auditorium between two of the columns.
(about 400 feet away); Edward Miner Gallaudet (about 400 feet away); Brickyards to Buildings (about 700 feet away); "Ole Jim" (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gallaudet.
 
Regarding Leonard M. Elstad. Leonard M. Elstad (February 8, 1899 - June 27, 1990) was the Third President of Gallaudet University (then Gallaudet College) in Washington, D.C. Dr. Elstad, who obtained a Master's degree from Gallaudet in 1923 and two honorary degrees later in his life, presided over an important period of Gallaudet's history, which came to be called the "Elstad Expansion Era," when Gallaudet achieved accreditation (1957) and was significantly expanded, both in terms of enrollment and the number and capacity of the buildings on campus.
 
Categories. EducationMan-Made Features
 
Leonard M. Elstad image. Click for full size.
3. Leonard M. Elstad
Courtesy Gallaudet University
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 6, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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