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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Judiciary Square, District of Columbia

 
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1District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — "Surratt Boarding House"
. . . Map (db m7046) HM
2District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — e.6 — A Courthouse RebornCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
The old City Hall/Courthouse endured hard use, was abandoned, and then was transformed. In 2009 it re-opened as the DC Court of Appeals, redesigned by Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners, which modernized the interior while preserving . . . Map (db m58612) HM
3District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — Albert Pike Monument
[pedestal, north face:] Albert Pike Vixit Laborum Ejus Supersites Sunt Fructus Author - Poet [pedestal, west face:] Scholar - Soldier [pedestal, south face:] Erected 1901 by the Supreme Council of . . . Map (db m29652) HM
4District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — e.5 — Building Out the SquareCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
The Great Depression (1929-1941) meant economic catastrophe for millions of Americans, but in Washington it meant a building boom as the Federal Government staffed up to the end the economic crisis. In 1931 alone Congress approved new . . . Map (db m61823) HM
5District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — e.1 — Chief Justice John MarshallCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
A bronze likeness of Chief Justice John Marshall, visible on your way to the next Heritage Trail sign, keeps watch over John Marshall Park to your right. Marshall is remembered for molding the U.S. Supreme Court into today's authoritative body. . . . Map (db m56495) HM
6District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — Cristoforo ColomboHoly Rosary Church
This monument, erected on the occasion of the 1992 Quincentennial Jubilee celebrating the discovery of America, pays tribute to Cristoforo Colombo and his seafaring companions. Their bold voyage led to a historic encounter between the European . . . Map (db m80469) HM
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7District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — Daniel Webster503 D Street
503 D Street Formerly law offices and residence of Daniel WebsterMap (db m29698) HM
8District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — DC Recorder of Deeds Building/WPA Era MuralsAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 515 D Street, NW —
DC’s Art Deco/Art Moderne Recorder of Deeds Building (1941) houses city land records. Many notable African Americans have served as recorders of deeds since President Garfield appointed Frederick Douglass to the post in 1881. These include Branche . . . Map (db m29657) HM
9District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — Discover DC / Judiciary Square
Welcome to downtown Washington DC—an area rich in history, culture and places to see. You will enjoy visiting the following sites located in the vicinity of this sign. The Courts on Judiciary Square Judiciary Square is one of the . . . Map (db m18439) HM
10District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — Discover DC / Judiciary Square
Welcome to downtown Washington DC - an area rich in history, culture and places to see. You will enjoy visiting the following sites located in the vicinity of this sign. Clockwise from top: "Lone Sailor" at the US Navy . . . Map (db m110214) HM
11District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — Embassy of Canada, Washington, DC — "Spirit of Haida Gwaii" —
On April 28, 1988, the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, Prime Minister of Canada, dedicated this building to peace and friendship between Canada and the United-States . Le 28 Avril 1988, le Très Honorable Brian Mulroney, Premier Ministre du . . . Map (db m59333) HM
12District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — John Marshall — John Marshall Park —
Site of the residence of John Marshall Chief Justice of the United States Plaque erected under the auspices of the Columbia Historical Society and the Bar Association of the District of Columbia. [Inscription on wall below the marker . . . Map (db m58625) HM
13District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — e.8 — Lillian and Albert Small Jewish MuseumJewish Historical Society of Greater Washington — Civil War to Civil Rights, Downtown Heritage Trail —
“The neighborhood was our whole life.” Albert Small, born in the neighborhood in 1902. This is the oldest surviving synagogue building in Washington. Constructed in 1875 by Adas Israel . . . Map (db m29761) HM
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14District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — Major General George G. Meade Memorial
MEADE The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to Major General George Gordon Meade who commanded the Union forces at GettysburgMap (db m29653) WM
15District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
This Memorial was established by the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, as directed by an Act of the United States Congress. The authorizing law was sponsored by U.S. Representative Mario Biaggi and U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell, and was . . . Map (db m65404) HM
16District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — e.2 — Old City HallCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
witness to the end of slavery in the nation’s capital. This imposing Greek Revival building was Washington’s first city hall, designed by George Hadfield and built between 1820 and 1850. It house the city court and an elected mayor . . . Map (db m29655) HM
17District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — Old City Hall and District of Columbia Court House
. . . Map (db m202445) HM
18District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — On This Corner …
Imagine standing on this corner between the late 1800s and late 1960s. What would you see? You would be surrounded by rowhouses, apartment buildings, small businesses, and streetcars rattling down G Street toward Union Station. The homes were . . . Map (db m58462) HM
19District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — Original Adas Israel SynagogueDedicated 1876 - Restored 1975
Listed on the United States Register of Historic Places and an officially designated Landmark of the District of Columbia Maintained by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington as the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum . . . Map (db m29797) HM
20District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — Pennsylvania Avenue — [The Newseum Terrace] —
[Panel 1] From the Capitol to the White House, Pennsylvania is “America’s Main Street,” a ceremonial avenue that for more than 200 years has provided a setting for the free expression that embodies the First Amendment. The . . . Map (db m37255) HM
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21District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — Roger Brooke Taney
318 Indiana Avenue Site of the residence of Roger Brooke Taney Chief Justice of the United StatesMap (db m202446) HM
22District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — e.3 — Senator Daniel WebsterCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
"Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable," Senator Daniel Webster, January 1830
Senator Daniel Webster, eloquent advocate for the preservation of the Union and a . . . Map (db m182451) HM
23District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — e.4 — Sitting in JudgmentCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
This imposing, Greek Revival style structure was designed by George Hadfield as Washington's first City Hall/Courthouse. Throughout its history, the building has housed the local and federal courts for DC, presided over by judges appointed by . . . Map (db m58366) HM
24District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — e.3 — The National Building MuseumCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
“It’s too bad the damn thing is fire proof.” General William Tecumseh Sherman, 1887 The nation’s only museum dedicated to American achievements in architecture, urban planning, construction, . . . Map (db m48661) HM
25District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — e.7 — The National Building MuseumCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
The nation’s only museum dedicated to American achievements in architecture, urban planning, construction, engineering, and design is appropriately housed in one of the most extraordinary structures in the nation’s capital. Constructed . . . Map (db m113434) HM
26District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — Trylon of Freedom
We hold these truths to be self-evident. That all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments . . . Map (db m130132) HM
27District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — Washington City Spring — [John Marshall Park] —
Near this spot on the north side of “C” street was located the city spring. From it, in 1808, water for public use was first piped through the streets of Washington, D.C.Map (db m58572) HM
 
 
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Oct. 5, 2022