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By Devry Becker Jones, January 13, 2018
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District 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
District 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
District 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
District 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
District 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
District 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
District 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
District 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
District 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 of . . . — Map (db m40505) HM
District 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 1731 New . . . — Map (db m128038) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Before the 1800sDupont 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 m112629) HM
District 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
District 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
District 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
District 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
District 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
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 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
District 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 cemetery . . . — Map (db m93418) HM
District 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 . . . — Map (db m89462) HM
District 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 but . . . — Map (db m81729) HM
District 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
District 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 and . . . — Map (db m113907) HM
District 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
District 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
District 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 Columbia — Map (db m79008) HM
District 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 early . . . — Map (db m89393) HM
District 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
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Hélčne De Beir
. . . — Map (db m112636) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Henry Martyn Robert1837–1923 — Brigadier General, U. S. Army
In Memory Of Henry Martyn Robert (1837–1923), 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 . . . — Map (db m31140) HM
District 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
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Hungarian Veterans Memorial
In memory of all the Hungarians who sacrificed their lives for freedom. Mindazon magyarok emléké, akik életüket áldozták a szabadságért. 1703     1848     1956Map (db m113913) WM
District 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
District 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
District 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 . . . — Map (db m98315) HM
District 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 . . . — Map (db m29499) HM
District 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
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Lajos (Louis) Kossuth
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
District 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
District 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
District 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

District 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 Sts. . . . — Map (db m89607) HM
District 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
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Owen D Young Peace Tower
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) WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Patterson House
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 14 — Rooms With a ViewRoads to Diversity — Adams-Morgan Heritage Trail
This hill, with its sweeping views of Washington and the Potomac, has tantalized visionaries since the 1800s. But few of their plans have been built. In 1873 businessman and city commissioner Thomas P. Morgan (whose name survives as part of . . . — Map (db m93415) HM
District 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
District 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 routinely . . . — Map (db m130847) HM
District 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) WM
District 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
District 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
District 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
District 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
District 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
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 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 earlier Church of St. Matthew located at 15th and H Streets NW from 1840 . . . — Map (db m32131) HM
District 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 City, . . . — Map (db m112660) HM
District 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 splendid . . . — Map (db m89569) HM
District 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
District 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 1930-1947 — Map (db m98038) HM
District 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
District 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 after . . . — Map (db m89464) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Building
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
District 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
District 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
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Theodore Roosevelt
"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
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — This House was Occupied by Alexander Graham Bell
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District 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
District 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
District 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
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Tomáš G. Masaryk Memorial
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, . . . — Map (db m30417) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Winfield ScottGeneral-in-Chief, U.S. Army
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District 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
District 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
District 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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