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Historical Markers in Brookland, District of Columbia

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1District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Agostino Gemelli / Dr. Bernard J. Ficarra
. . . Map (db m208437) HM
2District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Aristides Leonori
Sacred to the memory of the servant of God Aristides Leonori Third Order of St. Francis. Saintly Roman architect of this memorial church and monastery of the Holy Sepulcher, Wash. D.C. Born - July 28, 1856 Died - July 30, 1938 . . . Map (db m208432) HM
3District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Carlo Angelo Facchina
In loving memory Carlo Angelo Facchina First Mosaicista for the Franciscan Monastery Born Sequals, Italia 1870 Died Brookland, D.C. 1948Map (db m111793) HM
4District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Charles Richard Drew Memorial Bridge
. . . Map (db m6262) HM
5District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Corinthian Capital
Corinthian Capital Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. This capital, the top of a column, is from Jerusalem. Capitals of this type can be seen in Roman buildings constructed during the time of the Roman occupation of the Holy Land. Good examples can still be . . . Map (db m111792) HM
6District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Crosby S. Noyes Elementary School — Dedicated in memory of Crosby Noyes. — Children first: Their Future is Now —
This building, completed in 2004, is an addition to and renovation of an earlier school building constructed on this site in 1931.Map (db m197692) HM
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7District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Erected to the Memory of the Very Reverend Commissaries
Erected to the memory of the very Reverend Commissaries of the Holy Land for the United States; who have, since 1880 contributed to the preservation of the Holy-Places and prospered the charitable missionary activities of the Franciscan Custody . . . Map (db m111791) HM
8District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Fort Bunker Hill — Civil War Defenses of Washington — 1861-1865 —
Captions: Fort Bunker Hill from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers drawing. Built by the 11th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment who named the fort after the Revolutionary War battle in their home state. Other Civil War fort . . . Map (db m111794) HM
9District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Fort Bunker Hill
One of the Civil War Defenses of Washington erected in the fall of 1861, Fort Bunker Hill occupied an important position between Fort Totten and Fort Lincoln in the defense of the National Capital. Thirteen guns and mortars were mounted in the fort.Map (db m111795) HM
10District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Grotto of Lourdes
This grotto is a replica of the one in Southern France where the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette in 1858Map (db m208440) HM
11District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Lois Mailou Jones Residence — 1220 Quincy Street, NE — African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC —
Lois Mailou Jones (1905-1998), internationally acclaimed artist and teacher, lived here from the 1950s into the 1970s. Born and educated in Boston, Jones joined the Howard University Art Department in 1930 and stayed for nearly 50 years. She began . . . Map (db m111784) HM
12District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Middle Atlantic Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
To commemorate the establishment of the Middle Atlantic Lieutenancy in 1993 in the United States of America, of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem H.E. Bernard J. Ficarra, KGCHS, Lieutenant • H.E. James Cardinal . . . Map (db m208438) HM
13District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Robert Clifton Weaver Residence Site — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 3519 14th Street, NE —
Economist Robert Clifton Weaver (1907-1997) was born in Washington and grew up here in Brookland. After graduating from Dunbar High School, he earned three degrees in economics from Harvard and moved into a long career in government service. Weaver . . . Map (db m111796) HM
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14District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Sterling A. Brown Residence — 1222 Kearny Street, NE — African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC —
Sterling Brown (1901-1989) was a central figure of the New Negro Renaissance of the 1920s and '30s and the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and '70s. Brown's work includes Southern Road (1932), The Negro in American Fiction (1937), . . . Map (db m111799) HM
15District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Stone Straw Building
Stone Straw Building circa 1931; site of the development of the paper drinking straw and other wound paper products by Marvin C. Stone, inventor of the paper straw. (c.1888) On this site was developed the automated equipment and manufacturing . . . Map (db m144339) HM
16District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — The Catholic Academy of Sciences in the United States of America — Washington, D.C.
Bernard J. Ficarra, M.D., Ph.D. Founding President Brother Austin David Carroll, F.S.C., Ph.D. Founding Secretary Sustaining Academicians John E. Albers, M.D. • Julian L. Ambrus, M.D. • George A. Antonelli, Ph.D. • . . . Map (db m208436) HM
17District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — The Jackson H. Gerhart House — Engine Company 17 — Constructed 1902 - Renovated 2007 —
Dedicated in memory of the longest serving member of Engine Company 17, Wagon Driver Jackson H. Gerhart. He was appointed on Feb. 3, 1963 and retired on Sept. 30, 1994. He succumbed to injuries sustained in the line of duty while operating . . . Map (db m111800) HM
18District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — The Poet's House — 1222 Kearney Street N.E. — Sterling Allen Brown (1901-1989) —
"The strong men keep a-comin' on The strong men git stronger..." In 1979, the D.C. City Council declared Brown's birthday, May 1, Sterling Allen Brown Day, and in 1984, he was named the city's first poet laureate.Map (db m111797) HM
19District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Tomb of the Virgin Mary
This edifice is a replica of the Tomb of Mary. The Shrine as it appears today was constructed by the Crusaders in the 12th century. It is located just east of Jerusalem.Map (db m208439) HM
20District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Very Rev. Charles A. Vissani, O.F.M.
Sacred to the memory of Very Rev. Charles A. Vissani, O.F.M. First Commissary General of the Holy Land for the United States 1880 - 1896 The first to conduct an American Catholic pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1889, and to place the . . . Map (db m111788) HM
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21District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Very Rev. Charles A. Vissani, O.F.M.
Sacred to the memory of Very Rev. Charles A. Vissani, O.F.M. Founder of the cause of the Holy Land in the United States Erected to commemorate the centenary of the First Commissariat in New York City in 1880 Fr. Charles . . . Map (db m111789) HM
22District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Very Rev. Godfrey Schilling, O.F.M.
Sacred to the memory of Very Rev. Godfrey Schilling, O.F.M. 1896-1901 Commissary 1911-1922. Founder of this Memorial Church and Monastery of the Holy Sepulcher in 1897. Fr. Godfrey was the first American Missionary to the Holy Land. By the . . . Map (db m111787) HM
23District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Very Reverend Father Godfrey Schilling O.F.M.
In loving memory of the Very Reverend Father Godfrey Schilling O.F.M. Superior Builder of this church Dedicated 1899 Born 1855 - Died 1934 Map (db m208431) HM
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Dec. 6, 2022