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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Sheridan-Kalorama, District of Columbia
Location of Sheridan-Kalorama
▶ Washington (1954) ▶ Montgomery County, Maryland (525) ▶ Prince George's County, Maryland (524) ▶ Alexandria, Virginia (297) ▶ Arlington County, Virginia (373) ▶ Fairfax County, Virginia (474)
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The American News Women's Club was founded on April 4, 1932, as the Newspaper Women's Club, with membership limited to women reporters and writers employed by newspapers. Today, the ANWC embraces a diverse group of journalists, independent . . . — — Map (db m112623) HM|
Mitchell Park was the site of the two-story brick Holmead farmhouse built in 1795 by Anthony Holmead. The house remained in the hands of the Holmead descendants until the 20th century. In 1929 the house was razed by the German government which . . . — — Map (db m113372) HM|
|Sheridan-Kalorama's grand mansions, in a variety of architectural styles, are the work of many prominent architects. In 1910 Jules Henri de Sibour designed the stately mansion at 2221 Kalorama Rd. for a mining magnate. It is now the home of the . . . — — Map (db m112607) HM|
| 2223 R Street Site of Residence of Charles Evans Hughes Chief Justice of the United States — — Map (db m99348) HM|
|Three chief justices of the Supreme Court lived in Sheridan-Kalorama. William Howard Taft, appointed Chief Justice after his presidency, lived at 2215 Wyoming Ave. Charles Evans Hughes, a U.S. Secretary of State and an unsuccessful candidate for . . . — — Map (db m112605) HM|
|Surrounding you are some of the 75 embassies, chanceries and diplomatic residences that lend a vibrant international presence to Sheridan-Kalorama. The practice of diplomacy — the conduct of relations among nations that involves negotiating . . . — — Map (db m113371) HM|
|Dr. Philip Jaisohn was a pioneer of independence, democracy and public awakening for the Korean people. After the failed 1884 reformation movement, he was exiled to the United States, where he became the first Korean-born to become an American . . . — — Map (db m39925) HM|
|Educational institutions are part of Sheridan-Kalorama's history. Across the street is Our Lady Queen of the Americas Catholic Church. Built in 1904, it housed St. Rose's Industrial School, where orphaned girls were taught home economics. Later St. . . . — — Map (db m112608) HM|
Liberal Politician, Statesman, Social Reformer
One of the most prominent Greek and European
Leaders of the 20th Century.
He marked the modernization of Greece with his political initiatives — — Map (db m39924) HM|
|Statesman, Leader and Forerunner of the Independence Movement in Latin America. Promoter of the economy and education, mentor of the principles of freedom that burst onto the Argentine early political scene in May 1810. An exemplary soldier, he . . . — — Map (db m74989) HM|
|Here is an elegant George Washington trotting on his handsome horse. Our first president never lived in the city that bears his name, but in the late 1700s you might have glimpsed Washington riding along the Post Road, a highway that connected . . . — — Map (db m112624) HM|
The area known as Sheridan-Kalorama was patented to John Langsworth by King Charles II in 1668. It was later sold to Anthony Holmead who in turn willed it to his nephew. in 1791, as L'Enfant laid out his plans for the boundaries of the new . . . — — Map (db m112621) HM|
| While wooden carved statues called Jangseung traditionally stood near villages on the Korean mainland, stone statues called Dol Hareubang are native to the volcanic island of Jeju, off Korea's southern coast.
Historically, Dol Hareubang were . . . — — Map (db m113369) HM|
|Joel Barlow (1754-1812) served in the American Revolution and was a businessman, diplomat and published poet. In 1796-97 he negotiated the release of Americans held for years by the Turkish regent of Algiers. Thomas Jefferson urged Barlow to settle . . . — — Map (db m129820) HM|
|Charles Codman's painting depicts Kalorama, the 19th century estate of Joel Barlow. Kalorama (Greek for beautiful view) was extolled by Thomas Jefferson as "a most lovely seat adjoining the city, on a high hill commanding the Potomac River." . . . — — Map (db m112615) HM|
|Paz, paix, shalom, esaalam, are words from several foreign languages spoken in Sheridan-Kalorama, each meaning peace. This representation of a benevolent friar welcomes you in peace. We share, too, works of "America's poet" Walt Whitman, who spent . . . — — Map (db m112601) HM|
|SHERIDAN — — Map (db m22046) WM|
| [front (south) face of statue base:
Robert Emmet Irish Patriot
[Coat of arms of "The United Irishmen"]
[plaque on north face of the statue base:]
"I wished to procure for my
country the guarantee which . . . — — Map (db m30850) HM|
| "I wished to procure for my country the guarantee which Washington procured for America"
The centerpiece of this small park is a sculpture of Irish patriot Robert Emmet that serves as a tribute to how American democracy inspired the . . . — — Map (db m112614) HM|
Simón Bolívar (1783-1830)
Libertador de Venezuela, Colombia
Panamá, Perú, Ecuador y Bolivia.
Simón Bolívar (1783-1830)
Liberator of Venezuela, Colombia
Panama, Peru, . . . — — Map (db m113370) HM|
|St. Jerome the Priest
A.D. 341 — 420
Greatest Doctor of the Church
1883 — 1962 — — Map (db m112616) HM|
|Writers, sculptors, painters, and collectors made Sheridan-Kalorama their home: best-selling mystery writer Mary Roberts Rinehart at 2419 Massachusetts; classicist Edith Hamilton at 2448 Massachusetts; poet/novelist Elinor Wylie at 2153 Florida; . . . — — Map (db m99362) HM|
|At 2401 Kalorama Road stands an elegant Georgian frame house, The Lindens. This is Washington's oldest house, yet it is not "of" the District. Built in 1754, in Danvers, Massachusetts, by Robert "King" Hooper a wealthy merchant, The Lindens once . . . — — Map (db m112603) HM|
|Five presidents lived in Sheridan-Kalorama between 1916 and 1930. Warren G. Harding lived at 2314 Wyoming Avenue while a senator from Ohio. William Howard Taft lived across the street at 2215 Wyoming Avenue while Chief Justice of the Supreme Court . . . — — Map (db m112606) HM|
|Sheridan-Kalorama has been home to many influential women. While she lobbied our political leaders to support Nationalist China, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek lived nearby at 2443 Kalorama Rd. Others include presidential wives Eleanor Roosevelt, a wise . . . — — Map (db m112604) HM|
| Woodrow Wilson House
has been designated a
under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
This site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating and . . . — — Map (db m112613) HM|