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Federal Triangle, District of Columbia Historical Markers

 
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By Craig Swain, June 9, 2012
Spirit of Progress and Civilization
District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — 5 — Appointed Rounds — Make No Little Plans — Federal Triangle Heritage Trail
The imposing Ariel Rios Building opened in 1934 to house the U.S. Post Office Department. Architect William A. Delano, of the New York firm Delano and Aldrich, drew inspiration from Paris and other European cities to design the building's . . . — Map (db m57207) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — 6 — Arts and Artists — Make No Little Plans — Federal Triangle Heritage Trail
Woodrow Wilson Plaza honors President Woodrow Wilson, noted scholar and former president of Princeton University. Located just inside the Ronald Reagan building ahead is the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the nation's memorial . . . — Map (db m57208) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — 9 — Completing the Triangle — Make No Little Plans — Federal Triangle Heritage Trail
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center honoring the 40th president, filled the last open space in the Federal Triangle. When former First Lady Nancy Reagan dedicated it in 1998, the redevelopment of this area of Pennsylvania . . . — Map (db m57205) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — 14 — Equal Justice Under the Law — Make No Little Plans — Federal Triangle Heritage Trail
The roots of America's top law enforcement agency, the Department of Justice, reach back to 1789. That year the first Congress created the Office of the Attorney General to prosecute lawsuits in the Supreme Court and advise the President and the . . . — Map (db m57214) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — Flags of the World
Lithuania Capital Vilnius Population 2.88 Million Primary Export Refined fuel Flag Fact Lithuania's flag features three equal horizontal bands of yellow (top), green, and red. The color yellow symbolizes golden fields, . . . — Map (db m113333) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — 11 — From Workers to Environment — Make No Little Plans — Federal Triangle Heritage Trail
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, whose mission is to protect human health and the environment, has occupied the majority of offices in this block since 2001. EPA West (this building), the adjacent Mellon Auditorium, and the EPA East . . . — Map (db m57210) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — 3 — G-Men and G-Women — Make No Little Plans — Federal Triangle Heritage Trail
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is headquartered across Pennsylvania Avenue from this spot. Thanks to popular media, it may be one of the better-known government agencies. Since the 1930s Hollywood has found great stories among the "G-men" . . . — Map (db m57218) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — 2 — Grandeur for the People — Make No Little Plans — Federal Triangle Heritage Trail
The National Archives, keeper of the nation's founding documents and most important federal government records, occupies this important spot halfway between the Capitol and the White House. Before the Archives building was constructed, federal . . . — Map (db m57217) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — In Memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
In Memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1882–1945. In September, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called his friend, Supreme Court Justice Frankfurter, to the White House and asked the Justice to remember the wish he then . . . — Map (db m31631) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — 12 — Keeping It Green — Make No Little Plans — Federal Triangle Heritage Trail
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is the youngest agency housed here in the Federal Triangle. Established as an independent agency in 1970, EPA protects human health and the environment through science, transparency, and the rule of law. . . . — Map (db m57211) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — .1 — Market Space: Yesterday’s Town Square — Civil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail
Hay for the horses, produce for the table, live chickens for the pot, and a hat for your head.” All this and more could be had right here during the Civil War. The triangular area just ahead to your left was called Major . . . — Map (db m27529) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — Nathan Hale — "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."
Captain, Army of the United States Born at Coventry, Connecticut, June 6, 1755 In the performance of his duty, he resigned his life, a sacrifice to his country's liberty at New York, September 22, 1776 — Map (db m27241) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — National Intelligencer — 1800-1865
Founded by Samuel Harrison Smith and later published by Joseph Gales, Jr. The National Intelligencer for 65 years was a leading journal in the nation's capital, a vital force in the country's political life, a principal source of information about . . . — Map (db m51471) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — 8 — Open For Business — Make No Little Plans — Federal Triangle Heritage Trail
Across the street the Department of Commerce's Herbert C. Hoover Building anchors the Federal Triangle, just as the department - with its mission of promoting trade, supporting economic development, and strengthening the competitiveness of . . . — Map (db m57204) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — 13 — Our Tax Dollars — Make No Little Plans — Federal Triangle Heritage Trail
While only Congress — the people's elected representatives — can impose taxes and decide how they are spent, the Internal Revenue Service, a bureau of the U.S. Treasury, ensures those taxes are collected fairly and efficiently. The . . . — Map (db m57212) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — Permanence and Grandeur: Building the Federal Triangle
The Original PlanYou are standing on Pennsylvania Avenue, the nation's symbolic Main Street. Known for inaugural and other parades and civic demonstrations, its importance dates back to Pierre L'Enfant's 1791 plan for the city of Washington. . . . — Map (db m17581) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — 4 — Preserving the Past — Make No Little Plans — Federal Triangle Heritage Trail
This massive granite building was completed in 1899 to house the U.S. Post Office Department and the busy city post office. Designed by the U.S. Treasury Department architects under Willoughby J. Edbrooke, it was Washington’s first steel-frame . . . — Map (db m65355) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — 16 — Protecting Consumers and Competition — Make No Little Plans — Federal Triangle Heritage Trail
This is the Federal Trade Commission Building, home of the agency that defends the public against unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices. One of the older independent Federal agencies, the FTC was created in 1914 . . . — Map (db m59219) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — 15 — Temple for Our History — Make No Little Plans — Federal Triangle Heritage Trail
You’re standing at the National Archives Building, the first permanent repository for the original records of the federal government. They include the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, displayed inside with . . . — Map (db m130755) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — 10 — The Division — Make No Little Plans — Federal Triangle Heritage Trail
Soon after the Federal government moved to Washington in 1800, this area attracted shops and stables to serve the new residents. But where Constitution Avenue runs today, just south of this sign, Tiber Creek flowed - and often flooded. In 1815 . . . — Map (db m57209) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — 7 — Washington, DC: Capital and City — Make No Little Plans — Federal Triangle Heritage Trail
This is the John A. Wilson Building, Washington, DC's city hall, home to DC's mayor and city council. When completed in 1908, it was known as the District Building (for District of Columbia). Cope and Stewardson of Philadelphia won the . . . — Map (db m57141) HM

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