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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

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1District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — "Single Form"By Barbara Hepworth — In Tribute to Dag Hammarskjöld —
Presented to the United Nations By Jacob Blaustein This half-size bronze of the monumental abstract sculpture, which in 1964 was placed in front of the United Nations Building in New York, symbolizes the late Secretary-General's . . . Map (db m112635) HM
2District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Dewi Saraswati(Saraswati Goddess)
Goddess Saraswati is portrayed standing straight, facing forward, looking to the right direction, depicting positive thinking based on the values of truth. Universally, Saraswati is known as the goddess of knowledge and art. Embodied as a . . . Map (db m71863) HM
3District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 1700 Swann Street
1700 Swann Street circa 1894 Dupont Circle Historic District National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m129561) HM
4District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 1736 Corcoran
The sculptures featured on this building were created by John Cavanaugh 1921-1985Map (db m183400) HM
5District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 2019 Q Street NW
Built in 1910 in the Italian Renaissance Revival manner by the American architect, Waddy Wood, as his residence. Restored in 2002. Map (db m112667) HM
6District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Administration Building, Carnegie Institution of Washington
Administration Building Carnegie Institution of Washington has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional . . . Map (db m129560) HM
7District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Admiral Miguel Grau
Gran Almirante de Peru Miguel Grau 1834-1879 La República del Perú al Caballero de los Mares Inaugurado por el Presidente del Consejo de Ministros Salomón Lerner Ghitis y el Embajador del Perú en los Estados Unidos de América Harold . . . Map (db m97802) HM WM
8District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — After the Civil WarDupont Circle — Diverse Visions | One Neighborhood —
Fire Fact, November 28, 1911 DC's first motorized fire engine was placed in service at Engine Company 24. Its engine house was the first to be built without a stable and manure pit. Caption: Fire Department information and images . . . Map (db m112658) HM
9District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 255 — All the Row HousesDupont Circle — Diverse Visions | One Neighborhood —
All the row houses in the 1700 block of Q St. (north and south pictured above) were built in the mid-1880s by one of Washington's most prolific architects/builders, Thomas Franklin Schneider. The prosperity and growth during the 1880s in DC . . . Map (db m80020) HM
10District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Alma Thomas ResidenceAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 1530 15th Street, NW —
Alma Thomas (1891-1978), the nationally acclaimed abstract artist, lived in this house from 1907 until her death. In 1924 she became the first graduate of Howard University's Art Department — and possibly the first black woman in the country . . . Map (db m110908) HM
11District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Andrew Mellon Building
Andrew Mellon Building has been designated a National Historical Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. 1977 National Park Service United States Department . . . Map (db m40505) HM
12District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Assassination of Orlando Letelier and Ronni K. Moffitt
Justice – Peace - Dignity Orlando Letelier Apr. 13, 1932 – Sept. 21, 1976 Ronni K. Moffitt Jan. 10, 1951 – Sept. 21, 1976Map (db m98758) HM WM
13District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 244 — At 1740 New Hampshire Ave.Dupont Circle — Diverse Visions | One Neighborhood —
At 1740 New Hampshire Ave. (above) stands the Dove House (1898). The private home has been converted into a 12-unit condominium, including a single unit with a loft in the former high-ceilinged ballroom. The Art Deco Carlyle Suites at . . . Map (db m128038) HM
14District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Before the city built a bridgeDupont Circle — Diverse Visions | One Neighborhood —
Before the city built a bridge over Rock Creek at P St., this area was a favorite fording place. In fact, it was here that the Baltimore Light Dragoons and French units led by Lafayette, Count Rochambeau and Duc De Lauzan crossed Rock Creek . . . Map (db m98789) HM
15District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Bernardo O'Higgins1778 - 1842
Founding Father of Chile Unveiled by the President of the Republic of Chile Dr. Michelle Bechelet During her working visit to the United States of America Washington, D.C.Map (db m112652) HM
16District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Blanche K. Bruce and Josephine Beall Willson Bruce ResidenceAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 2010 R Street, Northwest —
Senator Blanche Kelso Bruce (1841-1898) and his wife Josephine Beall Willson Bruce (1853-1923), leaders of Washington's “aristocrats of color,” lived here from 1890 to 1898. Born in Virginia, Blanche escaped slavery during the Civil War, . . . Map (db m119125) HM
17District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Carl Lutz
Here Lived Carl Lutz (1895-1975) Swiss diplomat, Righteous Among the Nations Who represented the interests of the United States of America in Budapest, Hungary during World War II and saved the lives of thousands of Jews. . . . Map (db m69110) HM
18District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Charles Hamilton Houston ResidenceAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 1744 S Street, NW —
Charles Hamilton Houston (1895-1950) was a legal theorist and mentor to an entire generation of African American lawyers. As Howard University School of Law's vice dean, the Harvard-educated Houston helped transform the school into an accredited . . . Map (db m97798) HM
19District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Charles Sumner School Museum and ArchivesAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, D.C. — 17th and M Streets, NW —
This school, completed in 1872, was one of three public elementary schools built for DC's black children just after the Civil War. Its name honors U.S. Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts, who fought to abolish slavery here, pay black soldiers . . . Map (db m8184) HM
20District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Charlotte Forten Grimke House
Charlotte Forten Grimke House has been designated a National Historic Landmark. This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.Map (db m7125) HM
21District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 7 — Connecticut Ave. from Lafayette Square to Ashmead PlaceDupont Circle — Diverse Visions | One Neighborhood —
Connecticut Ave. from Lafayette Square to Ashmead Place was just a well-worn trail for many years, after L'Enfant made it a prominent diagonal in his 1792 plan. The route was known as "the road to Holmead's" because of the family-owned . . . Map (db m93418) HM
22District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Cosmos ClubHistoric Site, Washington, DC
Founded in 1878, the Cosmos Club is a private social and cultural organization whose members are eminent in their professional fields. Members have included U.S. presidents, Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, and recipients of the Presidential Medal . . . Map (db m89462) HM
23District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Daniel Webster Memorial
Daniel Webster "Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable." Expounder and Defender of the Constitution Born at Salisbury, N.H., Jan 18, 1772 Died at Marshfield, Mass., Oct 24, 1852 "Our Country, Our Whole Country, and nothing . . . Map (db m81729) HM
24District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Democracy Tree
This tree is dedicated to the more than half million veterans, taxpayers, and citizens of the District of Columbia who, despite fighting in foreign wars, paying their full measure of taxes and faithfully serving their country, continue to have no . . . Map (db m112632) WM
25District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 319 — Development in the neighborhoodDupont Circle — Diverse Visions | One Neighborhood —
Development in the neighborhood got its first start in 1871 when the Board of Public Works, under the leadership of Alexander “Boss” Robey Sheperd, installed sewers, paved roads, extended gas pipes and planted trees here . . . Map (db m113907) HM
26District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Dupont Circle Mural Key
Images Courtesy Of: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division • DC Public Library, Washingtoniana Division • Heurich House Museum • Women's National Democratic Club Archives • Michael Cianciosi Private Collection, Potomac Bottle . . . Map (db m110851) HM
27District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Embassy of the Kingdom of Eswatini
This embassy was officially opened by His Majesty King Mswati III on June 23rd 2003Map (db m143992) HM
28District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Embassy of the Republic of Congo
The Toutorsky Mansion arbitant désormais la chancellerie de l'Ambassade de la République du Congo auprès des Etats-Unis d'Amérique (Washington D.C.) a été inauguré par Son Excellence Monsieur Denis Sassou Nguesso, Président de la . . . Map (db m146174) HM
29District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Embassy of the Republic of the Philippinesin Washington D.C., United States of America
This building, originally constructed on 05 January 1917, was acquired by the Commonwealth of the Philippines on 13 October 1941 and became the Office of the Resident Commissioner. Following Philippine independence in 1946, the building became . . . Map (db m129558) HM
30District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 2007.001 — Excerpt from Walt Whitman's "The Dresser" (1865 version) and "We Embrace" by E. Ethelbert Miller
The Dresser Walt Whitman (surrounding station entrance) We Embrace E. Ethelbert Miller, 2005 (surrounding bench) This excerpt from Walt Whitman's "The Dresser" (1865 version) and "We Embrace" by E. Ethelbert Miller are . . . Map (db m112634) HM
31District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Fraser MansionBuilt 1890
This Property is listed in The National Register of Historic Places as a National Landmark for its architectural and cultural contributions to the District of ColumbiaMap (db m172187) HM
32District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 336 — From 1890 to 1910Dupont Circle — Diverse Visions | One Neighborhood —
From 1890 to 1910, some of the nation’s finest architects built mansions at or near Dupont Circle in Queen Anne, Richardsonian Romanesque, Italian Renaissance or Colonial Revival style. Wealthy couples living elsewhere built most of the . . . Map (db m89393) HM
33District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — General Federation of Women’s Clubs
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of other through volunteer service. Founded in 1890, it is one of the world’s largest and oldest nonpartisan, . . . Map (db m32128) HM
34District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Hélène De Beir(Kortrijk, Belgium 1974) — Studied at SAIS 1998-1999 —
Murdered in a violent ambush whilst working to alleviate the suffering of the Afghan people on the 2nd of June 2004 in Khair Khana, AfghanistanMap (db m112636) HM
35District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Historic Kappa HouseAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 1708 S Street, NW —
Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity was founded at Indiana University in 1911. The ten founders determined from the start that membership would be based solely on achievement. In 1949 the fraternity's Washington Alumni Chapter worked with undergraduate . . . Map (db m93390) HM
36District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Hungarian Veterans Memorial1703 - 1848 - 1956
In memory of all the Hungarians who sacrificed their lives for freedom. Mindazon magyarok emléké, akik életüket áldozták a szabadságért.Map (db m113913) WM
37District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — In Memory of Henry Martyn Robert1837–1923 — Brigadier General, U. S. Army —
One of this country’s most distinguished river, harbor and shoreline engineers, he was led by civic concerns to become the noted original author of the familiar parliamentary manual, Robert's Rules of Order. Robert served in the . . . Map (db m31140) HM
38District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Independence of Kazakhstan
The Monument of Independence of Kazakhstan This monument, depicting a young warrior soaring on a winged snow leopard, symbolizes many centuries of the nation’s history and a modern Kazakhstan striving for its future. . . . Map (db m39921) HM
39District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Indonesian Embassy / Walsh-McLean MansionHistoric Site, Washington, DC — 2020 Massachusetts Avenue, NW —
Tycoon/philanthropist Thomas Francis Walsh built this 60-room, neo-Baroque mansion in 1903. An Irish immigrant who as a young man had struck it rich mining gold in Colorado, Walsh (1850-1910) brought his wife, Carrie Bell Walsh, and children to . . . Map (db m117414) HM
40District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — James G. Blaine MansionHistoric Site, Washington DC — 2000 Massachusetts Avenue NW —
Politician James G. Blaine (1830-1893), the three-time Republican presidential hopeful who represented Maine in the House and the Senate, built this house in 1881-82. Blaine and his family lived here only briefly because the mansion proved too . . . Map (db m98315) HM
41District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — John Witherspoon1722 Scotland – Princeton 1794
Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Presbyterian Minister. “For my own part, of property I have some reputation more that reputation staked. That property is pledged on the issue of this contest: and although these gray hairs must . . . Map (db m29499) HM
42District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Lajos (Louis) Kossuth
'All for the people, all by the people, nothing about the people without the people, that is democracy.' Spoken to the Ohio State Legislature on February 6, 1852 Lajos (Louis) Kossuth Champion of Liberty, Fraternity, and . . . Map (db m113910) HM
43District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Lajos (Louis) Kossuth1802 - 1894
This house is dedicated to the fraternal and cultural endeavors of freedom-loving Americans of Hungarian ancestry and to the living memory of Lajos (Louis) Kossuth champion of liberty, fraternity, and equality, governor of . . . Map (db m113911) HM
44District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Liberation of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
Sixty years after the liberation of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg by American troops, this plaque was unveiled by Their Royal Highnesses, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa on September 13, 2004, as a token of gratitude of the . . . Map (db m71865) HM
45District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Living Mural: Paul Laurence DunbarBy Cory L. Stowers and Eric B. Ricks, 2015
Paul Laurence Dunbar (June 27, 1872 - February 9, 1906) was an American poet, novelist, and playwright of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Dayton, Ohio, to parents who had been enslaved in Kentucky before the American Civil . . . Map (db m114774) HM
46District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Mahatma Gandhi Memorial
[Inscription on base of statue - West Side:] महात्मा गांधी Mahatma Gandhi 1869-1948 “My Life Is My Message” [North Side:] . . . Map (db m39923) HM
47District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938)Founder and First President of the Republic of Turkey
The white stone building behind the statue, purchased under Ataturk in 1936, served as the embassy of the Republic of Turkey until 1989. It is now the embassy’s official residence. The two capitals, Ankara and Washington DC, became sister . . . Map (db m95948) HM
48District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 326 — Myrtilla MinerDupont Circle — Diverse Visions | One Neighborhood —
Myrtilla Miner (1815-1864), born near Brookfield, NY, was an idealistic white teacher who came to Washington to teach African Americans. In 1853, with funding from northern abolitionists, she paid $4,000 for a three-acre site at 20th and N . . . Map (db m89607) HM
49District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Nuns of the BattlefieldCivil War Nurses Memorial
(Upper Inscription): They comforted the dying, Nursed the wounded, carried hope to the imprisoned, gave in His name a drink of water to the thirsty. (Lower Inscription):To the memory and in honor of The Various Orders of Sisters who . . . Map (db m10176) HM
50District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Owen D Young Peace Tower[Universalist National Memorial Church]
This tower dedicated to the ideal of international justice and world peace is a loving and grateful tribute to Owen D Young who inspired by faith in the constructive power of human brotherhood contributed his rare talents . . . Map (db m114772) HM
51District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Patterson HouseHistoric Site, Washington, DC — 15 Dupont Circle, NW —
The Washington Club has occupied this Italian neoclassical mansion since 1951. Elizabeth Blair Lee (1818-1906), daughter of presidential advisor Francis Preston Blair, established the club in 1891 for women interested in literary, social, and . . . Map (db m125562) HM
52District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Samuel Francis Du PontMemorial Fountain in Du Pont Circle
Samuel Francis Du Pont, United States Navy, 1803 - 1865 This memorial fountain replaces a statue erected by the Congress of the United States in recognition of his distinguished services.Map (db m32426) HM
53District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 1 — See You at the CenterA Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail —
The City's Jewish Community Center opened here in 1926. Its grand presence one mile north of the White House expressed Jewish residents' prosperity and their growing contributions to the federal city and the nation. With American Jews . . . Map (db m130847) HM
54District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Segment of the Berlin Wall
This segment of the Berlin Wall was presented to the Nitze School and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies of the Johns Hopkins University by the Berlin Senate. It symbolizes both the peaceful end of a long international struggle . . . Map (db m112638) HM
55District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — St. Luke's Episcopal Church / Alexander CrummelAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 1514 15th Street, NW —
This was the first independent black Episcopal parish church in the city. It was established in 1879 by a breakaway group from a Foggy Bottom mission church, St. Mary's Chapel for Colored People, led by former St. Mary's pastor, Alexander Crummell . . . Map (db m110910) HM
56District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — St. Thomas' Parish Park
The park you are enjoying today was built on the site of the St. Thomas' Church, a beautiful Gothic structure built in 1893 and destroyed by fire in 1970. This park is intended by the parish to be a place of calm and meditation, as well as joy and . . . Map (db m96081) HM
57District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 10 — Strong Families and Eminent CitizensCity Within a City — Greater U Street Heritage Trail —
The fine rowhouses in this part of the Shaw neighborhood, such as those on this street, were once home to many of the community’s old families and most distinguished citizens. Charles Hamilton Houston, a national leader in civil rights, . . . Map (db m130795) HM
58District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Sulgrave Club / Wadsworth HouseHistoric Site, Washington, DC — 1801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW —
The Sulgrave Club has occupied this Beaux-Arts mansion since 1932. Herbert and Martha Wadsworth of western New York State built the house in 1902 as their Washington social season home. Architect George Cary's design included a two-story ballroom, a . . . Map (db m179290) HM
59District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Taras Shevchenko Memorial
[Inscription on south face of the Shevchenko statue base:] Taras Shevchenko 1814-1861 Bard of Ukraine [Inscription on north face of statue base:] Dedicated to the Liberation, Freedom and Independence of all . . . Map (db m31136) HM
60District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The Brewmaster's Castle1892-1894 — A Celebration of International Contributions to American Life —
A Washington, D.C. Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places Built by Christian Heurich (1842-1945), the world's oldest brewer, patriarch of the Washington business community, philanthropist, German immigrant, and American citizen . . . Map (db m68527) HM
61District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The Budapest Lad (Pesti Srac) Statue
The Budapest Lad (Pesti Srac) statue was erected on October 16, 2016, in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight. The Embassy of Hungary gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the . . . Map (db m122532) HM
62District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The building on this cornerDupont Circle — Diverse Visions | One Neighborhood —
Police Call Boxes such as this one (originally painted blue) were installed in the District after the Civil War. Officers on foot patrol used this secure telegraph system to contact the station, accessing the box with a now highly collectible . . . Map (db m112628) HM
63District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The CairoHistoric Site, Washington, DC — 1615 Q Street, NW —
The Cairo apartment house, built in 1894, was (and remains) the tallest privately owned building in Washington. At 156 feet, it towered over its neighbors, prompting laws limiting building heights. Local architect Thomas Franklin Schneider packed . . . Map (db m123771) HM
64District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
The Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Construction begun 1893, dedicated 1913. Built to replace the . . . Map (db m32131) HM
65District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The Cavanaugh Sculpture Garden
John Cavanaugh (1921-85), a nationally admired sculptor, had his studio nearby at 1818 18th Street NW and was called "Master of Hammered Lead Sculpture" and "Mayor of Dupont Circle". This garden extends a collection of Cavanaugh's work close . . . Map (db m143991) HM
66District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The Dupont Circle area has always beenDupont Circle — Diverse Visions | One Neighborhood —
Fire Fact, Sunday February 7, 1904 Great Baltimore Fire, several DC fire companies answered Baltimore Chief's urgent telegram, "Desperate fire here. Must have help at once." DC, responding by railway flatcar, was accompanied by New York . . . Map (db m112660) HM
67District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The Elliott Coues House
The Elliott Coues House has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m136874) HM
68District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The first houses south and west of Dupont CircleDupont Circle — Diverse Visions | One Neighborhood —
The first houses south and west of Dupont Circle were built mostly of brick or brick and sandstone using Queen Anne, Chateauesqe, Richardsonian Romanesque or Georgian Revival styles. The Queen Anne style building at 1400 21st St. has a . . . Map (db m89569) HM
69District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 5 — The Gilded AgeSheridan Kalorama Call Box Restoration Project
In the Gilded Age (1866-1901) the nouveau riche built grand mansions near Sheridan Circle and commissioned fashionable portraits such as this one of Mrs. Larz Anderson. They lived and entertained in these enormous residences during Washington's . . . Map (db m63723) HM
70District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The House of Brig. Gen. George P. Scriven
Pioneered the introduction of aviation to the United States Military, 1913-1917 First Chairman of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics in 1915, predecessor to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Listed in the . . . Map (db m132793) HM
71District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The mansion at 1801 Massachusetts Ave.Dupont Circle — Diverse Visions | One Neighborhood —
The mansion at 1801 Massachusetts Ave. was built in 1900 as a winter residence for the middle-aged Wadsworths, a childless couple from upstate New York. Martha helped design the block-sized mansion. During World War II it was used by the Red . . . Map (db m96299) HM
72District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The National Presbyterian Church
On this site stood the edifice which housed The National Presbyterian Church and its predecessors The Church of the Covenant 1883-1930 The Covenant First Presbyterian Church 1930-1947Map (db m98038) HM
73District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The Paul and Phyllis Nitze Building
To Paul Nitze, Statesman, educator and a founder of this School; For his farsighted wisdom, unfailing generosity, And leadership in teaching new generations to manage the affairs of nations; and To Phyllis Nitze, For . . . Map (db m112674) HM
74District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The Society of the Cincinnati
The Society of the Cincinnati was founded in 1783 by the officers of the Continental Army to perpetuate their fellowship, preserve the memory of the Revolutionary War and promote the principles for which they had fought. The Society is named . . . Map (db m89464) HM
75District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Building
In memory of Stephanie Tubbs Jones (1949-2008) Member of Congress 1999-2008 CBCF Board Member 2005-2008 Map (db m112657) HM
76District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The Stonesdale
The Stonesdale Built 1904 National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m129559) HM
77District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The Whyland
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m119115) HM
78District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Theodore RooseveltDupont Circle — Diverse Visions | One Neighborhood —
Theodore Roosevelt resided in a number of houses in Dupont Circle. Two still standing are 1215 19th St. and 1820 Jefferson St. In 1898, he lived at 1810 N St. (below, since razed). That year he led a volunteer cavalry called the Rough Riders . . . Map (db m96038) HM
79District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Theodore Roosevelt1858 - 1919
"Only he can become a good citizen who remains true to the heritage of his native land." This plaque is dedicated in gratitude to the memory of: Theodore Roosevelt the 26th President of the United States, signer of the . . . Map (db m113912) HM
80District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — This House was Occupied by Alexander Graham Bell
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81District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 249 — This section of 15th St.Dupont Circle — Diverse Visions | One Neighborhood —
This section of 15th St. and the east-west blocks meeting it were developed mainly from 1874 to 1887 by a group of speculative investors. The house at the corner of 15th and Q Sts. was built earlier, in 1864. St. Augustine's, Washington's first . . . Map (db m112663) HM
82District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Thomas Family Home
Thomas Family Home Where Alma Woodsey Thomas American Artist and Teacher Resided 1907 - 1978 This House Was Listed July 28, 1987 in the National Register Of Historic Places National Park Service United States Department of . . . Map (db m110909) HM
83District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Todd Duncan ResidenceAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 1600 T Street, NW —
Internationally renowned baritone Todd Duncan (1903-1998) lived here from about 1935 until about 1960. Duncan originated the role of Porgy in George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess on Broadway. He later refused to perform the role at DC's . . . Map (db m97801) HM
84District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Tomáš G. Masaryk
“He had the mind of a scholar, the figure of a sportsman, the bearing of an aristocrat, the position of a king. But he had the heart of a democrat. ...” Dorothy Thompson, NBC broadcast, September 24, 1957. . . . Map (db m30417) HM
85District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Winfield ScottGeneral-in-Chief, U.S. Army
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86District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Woman's National Democratic Club
The Whittemore House 1526 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W. (202) 232-7363 Museum Tours by Appointment Designed by Washington architect Harvey L. Page (1859-1934), the house was built between 1892 and 1894 for Sarah Adams Wilcox Whittemore . . . Map (db m88744) HM
87District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — You are standing at the edge of Embassy RowDupont Circle — Diverse Visions | One Neighborhood —
Fire Fact, 1871 The District of Columbia Fire Department was established on September 23, 1871 and included six fire companies. The "all-paid" fire department replaced the volunteer fire companies that had protected the Districts. . . . Map (db m112655) HM
88District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — You are standing at the heartDupont Circle — Diverse Visions | One Neighborhood —
You are standing at the heart of the Dupont Circle Neighborhood, roughly bounded by 16th St., M St., Florida Ave. and Swann St. Early on, as the westernmost circle on L'Enfant's 1792 plan, the large park was called Pacific Circle. Like other . . . Map (db m96431) HM
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