The Embassy of Mexico incorporates the two surviving facades of a set of seven row houses known as “The Seven Buildings”. This complex has an intimate relationship with American history, and the government of Mexico is proud to honor . . . — — Map (db m89348) HM
On February 22, 1938,
the Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa
for the Washington area
was founded on this campus.
Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Chapter Officers
Nathan . . . — — Map (db m129030) HM
Panel 1, east side of pedestal, facing 17th St.: Ysabel I La Catolica Reina de Castilla de Aragon de las Islas y Tierra Firme del Mar Oceano
Panel 2, upper west side of pedestal, facing OAS Hdqts.:
Esta estatua fue . . . — — Map (db m65257) HM
1801 F Street
Site of residences of
Chief Justice John Marshall
Chief Justice Melville Fuller
Associate Justice Joseph Story
Plaque erected under auspices of
The Columbia Historical Society
and The Bar Association
of The . . . — — Map (db m116596) HM
There is no place you or I can go, to think about or not think about, to summon the presences of, or recollect the absences of slaves; nothing that reminds us of the ones who made the journey and of those who did not make it. There is no . . . — — Map (db m111544) HM
A Canal to the West
For years it was a dream – a canal to open a trade route from local commercial centers to the rich Ohio country across the Allegheny Mountains. Business would thrive as mule-drawn barges carried . . . — — Map (db m46939) HM
[Left panel:]Vision and Mission for Sustainability at GW
The George Washington University envisions a future with resource systems that are healthy and thriving for all. In efforts to enhance our campus, our nation's . . . — — Map (db m115041) HM
[Panel 1:] Albert Einstein, March 14, 1879 - April 18, 1955.
"As long as I have any choice in the matter, I shall live only in a country where civil liberty, tolerance, and equality of all citizens before the law prevail," Albert . . . — — Map (db m68433) HM
During his all too brief life, Aleksandr Pushkin created a body of literary works of astonishing, life-affirming beauty. Deeply attached to his Russian and African roots, Pushkin’s genius was devoted to the values of honor, freedom and individual . . . — — Map (db m46981) HM
Established on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Charter of The George Washington University by President James Monroe on February 9, 1821 in honor of all who have and all who will contribute to the continued growth and . . . — — Map (db m115024) HM
On this campus, January 26, 1939, Nobel Laureate Niels Bohr reported the splitting of the uranium nucleus with the release of two hundred million electron volts of energy, thus heralding the beginning of the atomic age. This announcement took place . . . — — Map (db m47330) HM
Did you know that the George Washington University gets 50% of its electricity from solar energy? The Capital Partners Solar Project allows GW, GW University Hospital, and American University to source renewable energy from a solar farm . . . — — Map (db m115019) HM
[Inscriptions, east face:]
Respect for the rights of others is peace Benito Juárez 1806-1872 The people of Mexico to the people of the United States of America El respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz Benito Juárez 1806-1872 El pueblo de . . . — — Map (db m82923) HM
Studium . . . — — Map (db m128014) HM
Bernardo de Gálvez
(Count de Gálvez)
1746 - 1786
"Bernardo de Gálvez the great Spanish soldier carried out a courageous campaign in lands bordering the lower Mississippi. This masterpiece of military strategy lightened the pressure of . . . — — Map (db m40957) HM
This building once housed the U.S. Naval Observatory (1844-1893), the workplace of Navy scientists whose skill and perseverance made this institution one of the finest astronomical laboratories in the world. Here its superintendent, LT Matthew . . . — — Map (db m128094) HM
Segregated by rank, the Washington Naval Hospital's patients occupied either wards, if enlisted, or this building, if officers. The first floor of the Sick Officer's Quarters featured an office, reception room, medical library, a nurses' dressing . . . — — Map (db m129348) HM
85-1/2" x 44"
Gift of Anonymous Donor, 2012
George Washington University Permanent Collection, courtesy Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
EdW is named in homage to the book The Hare with Amber . . . — — Map (db m114963) HM
[Front of marker:]
"Let each American nation
vie with the other in the
practice of the policy of
the good neighbor"
"Peace must be our passion"
[Back of marker:]
Cordell . . . — — Map (db m114938) HM
The Department of State is the nation’s oldest and senior cabinet agency. It was established by Congress in 1789 to conduct America’s diplomatic relations.
The State Department represents U.S. interests to foreign governments, promotes peace, . . . — — Map (db m40248) HM
This plaque commemorates the seminal research of the renowned Dr. Edward Teller during his tenure at The George Washington University.
By agreement with GW Professor George Gamow, President Cloyd Heck Marvin invited the Hungarian-born Teller to . . . — — Map (db m47326) HM
Presidente del Ecuador
Adalid de las Libertades
Publicas y Defensor de
los Derechos Civiles
La Embajada del Ecuador
y la Misión ante la OEA . . . — — Map (db m114939) HM
Built from 876 pieces of wood, Ductile evokes water-collecting vessels to symbolize the functions of the rain garden to collect, hold, and filter excess rain water.
Commissioned by the Golden . . . — — Map (db m114962) HM
This call to set free the imprisoned South African leader Nelson Mandela is symbolic of our students' traditional commitment to racial justice. Inscribed during the . . . — — Map (db m115179) HM
Gamow (1904-1968) is renowned for developing the “Big Bang Theory” of the universe (1948); explaining nuclear alpha decay by quantum tunneling (1928); describing, with Edward Teller, spin-induced nuclear beta decay (1936); pioneering . . . — — Map (db m47320) HM
An authorized cast bronze by the Gorham Foundry from the original by Jean Antoine Houdon (1741-1828) which stands in the State Capitol at Richmond, Virginia. It was purchased by The George Washington University in 1932 on the occasion of the George . . . — — Map (db m47315) HM
"George Washington" is a bronze sculpture by Avard T. Fairbanks, Ph.D. (1897-1987). This bronze was donated by Sylvia West Fairbanks and David N.F. Fairbanks, M.D. and Family and was dedicated on this spot on February . . . — — Map (db m111546) HM
A photo-collage celebrating The George Washington University's Permanent Collection incorporates a selection of outdoor sculpture and paintings. GW has enhanced the pedestrian environment in and around the Foggy Bottom campus.
Artists: Lenore . . . — — Map (db m111948)
Legend has it that the Potomac was once home to these wondrous beasts.
George and Martha Washington are even said to have watched them cavort in
the river shallows from the porch of their beloved Mount Vernon on summer evenings.
Credited . . . — — Map (db m46980) HM
Here, at 2023 G Street, N.W., in 1912, The George Washington University relocated from its H Street, N.W., location. All administrative offices, the library and lecture halls, except for the Law and Medical Schools, were accommodated in the . . . — — Map (db m116054) HM
the men and women
American Red Cross
who died in Vietnam
in service to the Armed Forces
Vernon M. Lyons — August 29, 1967
Paul E. Samuels — January 25, 1968
Hannah E. Crews — October . . . — — Map (db m131068) WM
Lisner Auditorium was built in 1946, boasting the biggest stage south of New York City. On its opening night, October 29, 1946, the famed 29 year-old actress Ingrid Bergman was starring in Joan of Lorraine. When Ms. Bergman found out that . . . — — Map (db m111543) HM
An Inuksuk is a northern stone land marker used by the Inuit for navigation, communication and to mark hunting and fishing grounds; it symbolizes the traditional Inuit way of life.
Canada presented the Inuksuk to the . . . — — Map (db m114937) HM
and 296 nurses
who died in the war
1914 — 1918
(Inscription on statue sides:)
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night nor for the arrow that flieth by day
Nor for the pestilence that walketh . . . — — Map (db m131072) WM
"You are the trustees of the planet.
Cherish it, love it—it is all we have."
The George Washington University
February 16, 1992
This park was established to honor the memory of John A. . . . — — Map (db m114964) HM
Here lived for a time
1755 - 1835
Officer in the Revolutionary War 1775 - 1781
Envoy to France 1797 - 1798
Secretary of War - 1800
Secretary of State - 1800
Chief Justice of the United States 1801 - 1835
. . . — — Map (db m111747) HM WM
inscription, south face of base:
Father of the Independence of Uruguay
inscription, north face of base:
From the people of Uruguay to the people of the United States of America
inscriptions, on . . . — — Map (db m67168) HM
[Inscription on south face of pedestal:] Libertador General José de San Martín
[Inscriptions on two panels in the south side of base:]
Homenaje al Libertador General D. José de San Martín del Presidente de la Nacion Argentina . . . — — Map (db m65936) HM
These two circa 1800 Federal Style houses were built by John Lenthall, architect and principal assistant to Benjamin Latrobe on the construction of the United States Capitol. The houses were originally located at 612 and 614 19th Street, N.W., and . . . — — Map (db m115901) HM
Leonard A. Grimes, a Black man born free in Leesburg, Virginia, owned a residence on this corner from 1836 to 1846.
In the 1830s, he owned a successful coach business transporting passengers in and around Washington. He also carried slaves . . . — — Map (db m46970) HM
In commemoration of Liberty Baptist Church which occupied a building on this site between 1915 and 1960. Formed as an African-American congregation in 1869, the Liberty Baptist Church was originally located at 18 and E Streets, NW, before moving . . . — — Map (db m115044) HM
Dedicated in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834), a hero of the American Revolution, defender of liberty, statesman, and good friend of George Washington.
In 1777 the 20-year old Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert du Motier, Marquis . . . — — Map (db m95180) HM
Welded Iron, Aluminum Mesh, and Outdoor Paint 158 x 34 x 11"
OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas Collection
Gift of the Government of Argentina . . . — — Map (db m114942) HM
The OAS collection of contemporary art of the Americas was initiated in 1957 by resolution of the Council of the Organization of American States. In 1976, as part of its program of activities honoring the bicentennial of the independence of the . . . — — Map (db m46951) HM
Marker Panel 1: on the lawn, off the sidewalk, north side of Constitution Avenue, NW:
National Academy of Sciences Incorporated 1863
National Academy of Engineering Institute of Medicine National Research Council.
. . . — — Map (db m65095) HM
"... the Academy shall, whenever called upon by any department of the Government, investigate, examine, experiment, and report upon any subject of science or art ..." from the Charter of the National Academy of Sciences, signed by President . . . — — Map (db m115900) HM
National Headquarters American Red Cross has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 23, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the . . . — — Map (db m38864) HM
The Nineteenth Street Baptist Church building occupied this site from 1871 until 1975.
The first Baptist congregation in the city met here in 1802, with both white and black attending services. The "First Baptist Church" moved in 1833 and this . . . — — Map (db m117616) HM
The NSDAR was founded in Washington DC on October 11, 1890. On April 17, 1929, Grace L. H. Brosseau, President General, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, dedicated this memorial to the four founders of the NSDAR: Mary Desha, . . . — — Map (db m50836) HM
The Octagon Once was the city residence of wealthy Virginia landowner Colonel John Tayloe III. After the British burned the White House and other government buildings, President James Madison accepted Tayloe's invitation to use the Octagon as a . . . — — Map (db m87563) HM
This Pembroke College, Oxford, Coat of Arms
is a gift
to The George Washington University
from the Fellows of the College
Pembroke College, Oxford, was founded in 1624 by James I and two “rich citizens of Abingdon.” The . . . — — Map (db m53488) HM
[Inscription on wall at north end of the memorial:]
Dedicated to all Pharmacists who served in the Wars of our Country "1950, 1961, 1991"
[Inscriptions on flagpole base and platform:]
Revolutionary War: 1776-1781
Civil . . . — — Map (db m68521) WM
This residence hall is named in honor of Philip S. Amsterdam, BA '62, Hon LLD '07
"It has given me tremendous pleasure to serve the University and watch it grow and develop over the years. My time as a GW undergraduate was a unique experience . . . — — Map (db m115893) HM
is dedicated to
The George Washington University faculty
who have guided GW students since 1821
when President James Monroe and
The Congress of the United States chartered this institution.
On the . . . — — Map (db m111545) HM
Admiral Arthur W. Radford, USN graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with the Class of 1916 and was designated a naval aviator in 1920 upon completion of flight training.
During WWI, he served with the battleship fleet. His assignments in the . . . — — Map (db m128017) HM WM
She loved herself some hats. So when she was surprised with a beautiful, ornately decorated purple hat at an event at the Anacostia Community Museum last fall, Dorothy Height's face lit up like a Christmas Tree, and the gathering gave her a . . . — — Map (db m115023) HM
August 8, 2002
Dedicated in honor of the Philanthropic efforts of Louis S.C. and Alice T.H.W. Chiu, J.P.
Of Hong Kong, China
Recipients of The President's Medal, 2001
Founders, The Sheen Hok Charitable Foundation
Serving the Elderly, . . . — — Map (db m114966) HM
[south face of pedestal]
Born July 24, 1783
Died December 17, 1830
Santa Marta, Colombia
[east face of pedestal]
The Republic of Venezuela to the . . . — — Map (db m65731) HM
To the long forgotten families, friends, neighbors, public schools and churches that collectively planted a small mustard seed and unselfishly created a cohesive, black community known as the "Bottom," we dedicate the memory of our home and in so . . . — — Map (db m115894) HM
St. Mary’s was the first Episcopal church in Washington where African Americans could worship free of discrimination. It was established in 1867 by 28 men and women, many of them formerly enslaved. Two White congregations, St. . . . — — Map (db m46905) HM
This ceramic Statue of St. Stephen Martyr,
the first Christian martyr,
is the work of the nationally known sculptor
Felix G. W. deWeldon
who is best known for the
Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, Virginia
— — Map (db m114045) HM
To your left is the hemisphere of the Atlantic, the hemisphere of Europe and Africa, of Roman numerals and Indian script, of the Silk Road and the rising sun.
To your right is the hemisphere of the Pacific and the American West, the hemisphere . . . — — Map (db m46880) HM
Generations of Americans have given themselves to help others at home and around the world through the American Red Cross, generously donating time, money and blood. They have helped feed, shelter, and clothe those in need—from thousands of . . . — — Map (db m131073) HM
This plaque acknowledges the public spirit of Harvard University and the dedication of the staff of the American Red Cross - Harvard Field Hospital Unit, who provided and staffed a pre-fabricated hospital sent to Salisbury, England, in the summer of . . . — — Map (db m14997) HM
...Joy and amazement at the beauty and grandeur of this world of which man can just form a faint notion...
We live on a planet that orbits a star, our Sun. The Sun is one of two hundred billion stars that make up our . . . — — Map (db m115898) HM
[Left side of plaque:]
The George Washington University
honors the memory of those alumni lost
in the tragedies of September 11, 2001
Sara M. Clark (CCAS, MA '75)
Andrew K. Friedman (CCAS, BA '80)
Melissa M. Harrington . . . — — Map (db m115040) HM
Pan American Union
the international organization of the
twenty one American Republics
Erected 1908 – 1910
through the munificence of Andrew Carnegie
Secretary of State and
Chairman . . . — — Map (db m66426) HM
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) promotes cooperation among its member countries on monetary and economic matters. The IMF was established at a conference held at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, on July 1-22, 1944. Nearly all countries of the . . . — — Map (db m111527) HM
This building was the gathering place of the Filipino community from the late 1930s to the 1950s and was known as the Manila House. Filipino author Bienvenido "Ben" Santos (1911-1996) wrote about the Manila House in his collection of short stories, . . . — — Map (db m117992) HM
Built between 1799 and 1802 by Colonel John Tayloe III (1771-1828) and his wife Ann Ogle Tayloe (1772-1855)
Dr. William Thornton (1759-1828)
Occupied by President and Mrs. Madison from August 1814 to March 1815 after the burning . . . — — Map (db m40225) HM
This building known as the Octagon built in 1800 for Col. John Tayloe of Mount Airy, Virginia, was occupied by President Madison after the burning of the President's House by the British on August 14, 1814. Here the Treaty of Ghent was ratified by . . . — — Map (db m117643) HM
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, December 14, 1978. Dedicated May 15, 1892, this was the second church built on this site by the Concordia Lutheran Evangelical German congregation, founded January 17, 1833; the lot was sold to . . . — — Map (db m47539) HM
U.S. Naval Observatory
Designed by LT James M. Gilliss in 1842, the U.S. Naval Observatory occupied this site from 1844 to 1893. In 1894 the domed structure became home to the Naval Museum of Hygiene. Eight years later the . . . — — Map (db m128012) HM
This was the site of the Union Engine House, which served as the headquarters of The Association of the Oldest Inhabitants of the District of Columbia from July 7, 1911 until July 4, 1956. The building was later dismantled to make room for the . . . — — Map (db m87549) HM
• 1846, July 1 - cornerstone laid for the Union Methodist Church, founded February 13, 1846, in the Union Fire Hall, that stood on the southeastern corner of 19th and H Street, N.W.
• 1862 - served as a hospital during the Civil War, and in 1863, . . . — — Map (db m111949) HM
Walter E. Washington
The Honorable Walter E. Washington
In Tribute to the First Modern Mayor of the
District of Columbia
Appointed Commissioner-Mayor, 1967-73
Elected Mayor, 1974-79
A Good . . . — — Map (db m111547) HM
Erected 1848 Purchased by United States Government 1852 During the Civil War this building was Headquarters of the United States Army. Major General Winfield Scott, Major General Halleck and later Lieutenant General U.S. Grant had their offices . . . — — Map (db m17666) HM