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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Southwest Federal Center, District of Columbia

 
Clickable Map of Washington, District of Columbia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Washington, DC (1969) Montgomery County, MD (573) Prince George s County, MD (524) Alexandria Ind. City, VA (298) Arlington County, VA (373) Fairfax County, VA (487)   (1969) Washington (1969)  MontgomeryCountyMaryland(573) Montgomery County (573)  PrinceGeorge'sCounty(524) Prince George's County (524)  AlexandriaVirginia(298) Alexandria (298)  ArlingtonCounty(373) Arlington County (373)  FairfaxCounty(487) Fairfax County (487)
Location of Southwest Federal Center
    Washington (1969)
    Montgomery County, Maryland (573)
    Prince George's County, Maryland (524)
    Alexandria, Virginia (298)
    Arlington County, Virginia (373)
    Fairfax County, Virginia (487)
 
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1District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — "Southwest Waterfront Footbridge"
Built in 2004 as part of Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C.'s development, this footbridge, connecting the hotel to Washington's Southwest Waterfront, was named and dedicated through a community-wide contest with The Washington Examiner in . . . Map (db m135434) HM
2District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — A Historic LandscapeUnited States Botanic Garden
Created in 1932, Bartholdi Park is named after Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the sculptor of the historic Fountain of Light and Water located at its center. Bartholdi is best known for designing the Statue of Liberty. The beds in Bartholdi Park . . . Map (db m110435) HM
3District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial
Each of you bears upon his body the permanent, honorable scars of dangerous service: service rendered in order that our great nation might continue to live according to the expressed will of its own citizens. Dwight D. Eisenhower . . . Map (db m110434) WM
4District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — Bartholdi FountainUnited States Botanic Garden
The Bartholdi Fountain was created by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi (1834 - 1904), the French sculptor who also designed the Statue of Liberty. It was first exhibited in Philadelphia at the International Exposition of 1876. The fountain was purchased . . . Map (db m66372) HM
5District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — Bartholdi Fountain
The Fountain of Light and Water was designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi for the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, PA. The namesake of Bartholdi Park is best known for designing the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the . . . Map (db m110438) HM
6District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial
General Dwight D. Eisenhower Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force 1944 - 1945 Dwight D. Eisenhower 34th President of the United States 1953 - 1961
Because no man is really a man who has lost out of . . . Map (db m156474) HM WM
7District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — Earth Day Park
Welcome to Earth Day Park Earth Day Park is a living example of the United States Government’s commitment to environmentally conscious landscape design and use of renewable resources. As part of the celebration of Earth Day 1994, President . . . Map (db m99344) HM
8District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — Escape Across the PotomacStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
As war with Britain wore on, some U.S. military leaders believed the nation's capital, with its inland location and military defenses, was safe. So Washingtonians were cruelly surprised when the British invaded on August 24, 1814. As the enemy . . . Map (db m97215) HM
9District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — James Wilson
James Wilson Memorial Arch So named by the Congress, in Resolution approved by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, June 16, 1934, to honor the memory of James Wilson 1835-1920 Secretary of Agriculture 1897-1913 . . . Map (db m110425) HM
10District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — Knapp Memorial Arch
In recognition of the public service of Seaman A. Knapp in extension work for the Department of Agriculture from 1899 to 1911.Map (db m110421) HM
11District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — Knapp Memorial Arch
In recognition of the public service of Seaman A. Knapp in extension work for the Department of Agriculture from 1898 to 1911.Map (db m110422) HM
12District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — Memorial Tree PlantingApril 21, 1995 — Yoshino Cherry Redbud —
In memory of the children of Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building America's Day Care Center Oklahoma City, OKMap (db m113225) HM
13District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — Milford School Bell
Dedicated November 13, 1989 as an enduring symbol of The United States Department of Education's goal to educate every American to His or her fullest potential George Herbert Walker Bush, President of the United States of America Lauro . . . Map (db m115930) HM
14District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — Raoul Wallenberg Place[Sidney R. Yates Federal Building]
"Raoul Wallenberg's mission of mercy on behalf of the United States behind enemy lines during World War II is unprecedented in the history of mankind. He is responsible for saving tens of thousands of lives during the Holocaust. A shining light in . . . Map (db m39926) HM
15District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — Sarah P. Duke GardensDuke University, Durham, North Carolina
Sarah P. Duke Gardens creates and nurtures an environment in the heart of Duke University for learning, inspiration, and enjoyment through excellence in horticulture and community engagement. The 55-acre garden was first planted in 1934 as a garden . . . Map (db m134245) HM
16District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — Seaman A. Knapp
Seaman A. Knapp Memorial Arch So named by the Congress in Resolution approved by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, June 16, 1934 to honor the memory of Seaman A. Knapp 1833-1911 Founder of Farm Demonstration Work . . . Map (db m134589) HM
17District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — 6 — St. Dominic Church: Community AnchorRiver Farms to Urban Towers — Southwest Heritage Trail —
Behind you stands St. Dominic Church, established 1852. It anchors the city's only Dominican parish and is its sixth oldest Catholic church. St. Dominic's survived two upheavals — a fire in 1885 and the threat of urban renewal in the . . . Map (db m130907) HM
18District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — The 3 kW photovoltaic (PV) system
The 3 kW photovoltaic (PV) system, attached to the railing running alongside the large wall to your left, converts the sun's energy directly into electricity. The array will produce up to 4,500 kilowatt-hours of electricity each year, enough to run . . . Map (db m111485) HM
19District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — The General Dwight David Eisenhower PlazaUnited States Holocaust Memorial Museum — "Loss and Regeneration, 1993" —
Panel 1: Dedicated in gratitude to the Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe, General Dwight David Eisenhower and the valiant soldiers of all Allied Armies he led into battle. Victorious in battle, they brought the Third Reich . . . Map (db m48459) HM
20District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — The Oklahoma City Bombing
In memory of the lives lost in the Oklahoma City Bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building April 19, 1995 Redbud Trees (Oklahoma State Tree) Dedicated to the memory of Steven Curry and Michael Loudenslager GSA . . . Map (db m115954) HM
21District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — The Slave Trade in Washington, DC
"...in view from the windows of the Capitol, a sort of negro-livery stable, where droves of negroes were collected, temporarily kept, and finally taken to Southern markets …had been openly maintained for fifty years." Abraham Lincoln (1846) . . . Map (db m129921) HM
22District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — The Williams Slave Pen
In 1841, Solomon Northup, a free Black man and professional musician, was drugged, kidnapped, and sold as a slave while visiting Washington, DC to attend the funeral of President William Henry Harrison. Eventually, Northup regained his freedom . . . Map (db m129923) HM
23District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial
In memory of: Ted Leon Allen, Diane E. Althouse, Peter R. Avillanoza, Andrea Y. Blanton, Paul G. Broxterman, David N. Burkett, Donald E. Burns, Kimberly K. Clark, Kim R. Cousins, Diana L. Day, Castine Deveroux, Susan J. Ferrell, Judy J. . . . Map (db m113227) HM
24District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — Wilson Memorial Arch
In recognition of the public service of James Wilson as Secretary for the Department of Agriculture from 1897 to 1913.Map (db m110424) HM
25District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — Yates Building
This building was originally constructed in 1881 for use by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. In an effort to fireproof the building and protect it contents, only stone, brick and metal materials were used in its construction. By 1907 the . . . Map (db m114144) HM
 
Jun. 15, 2021