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Gallaudet, District of Columbia Historical Markers

 
"Ole Jim" Marker Panel 2 image, Touch for more information
By Richard E. Miller, February 12, 2011
"Ole Jim" Marker Panel 2
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — "Ole Jim" — Peikoff Alumni House — Gallaudet University —
Panel 1 “Ole Jim” Fondly known by Gallaudet alumni as “Ole Jim,” this building was the first Gallaudet College gymnasium. Designed by Frederick Withers and built in 1881, it was the nation’s second gymnasium . . . — Map (db m40440) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — Ballard House — ("House #2")
Erected in 1867 Melville Ballard (1839-1912) Classes of 1886 (B.S.) & 1870 (M.S.) Ballard was the first undergraduate to receive a bachelor of science degree in 1866 from the National Deaf-Mute College, now Gallaudet University. He taught at . . . — Map (db m96354) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — Chapel Hall — Gallaudet College
Chapel Hall Gallaudet College has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935, this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the . . . — Map (db m40459) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — Cogswell and Krug Halls
[Top left plaque] Cogswell Hall dedicated to Alice Cogswell 1805-1830 First deaf pupil of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet [Top right plaque] Krug Hall dedicated to Walter J. Krug, '27 1905 . . . — Map (db m130936) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — Denison House — ("House #4")
Erected in 1874-1875 James Denison (1837-1910) Denison was the first Deaf principal of the Primary Department, later known as the Kendall School, and served for almost 50 years. He and his family lived here from 1875-1909. Gift of Gallaudet . . . — Map (db m96352) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — 8 — Education for All — Hub, Home, Heart — Greater H Street NE Heritage Trail —
Gallaudet University is world renowned as the premier institution for higher education for deaf and hard of hearing students. It opened as the Columbia Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb and Blind in 1856 on land donated by . . . — Map (db m71685) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — Edward Miner Gallaudet
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District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — Helen Fay House — ("House #3")
Erected in 1874-1875 Helen Bradshaw Fay (1881-1957) Class of 1904 (Certificate of Graduation from Normal Department) Born in Washington, D.C., Fay lived her whole life on Kendall Green. In 1907, she taught at Kendall School for 39 years. . . . — Map (db m96353) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — Laurent Clerc — 1785-1869
First deaf teacher of deaf students in America Presented to our alma mater by grateful alumni to commemorate Gallaudet's move to university status on October 24, 1986. This bust is a copy of the Clerc Memorial at the American School for the . . . — Map (db m96356) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — Leonard M. Elstad
Elstad Auditorium Dedicated to Leonard M. Elstad, G-'23 1899-1990 Third President of Gallaudet University 1945-1969 This plaque presented by the Alpha Sigma Pi Fraternity — Map (db m98459) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — 7 — Provisions for the City — Hub, Home, Heart — Greater H Street NE Heritage Trail —
This high ground near the B&O Railroad tracks has been Union Terminal Market since 1931. That year Center Market on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, came down to make way for the National Archives. Vendors seeking new locations clustered here. Before . . . — Map (db m71684) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — Site of the Rose Cottage
On this site stood Rose Cottage, “The Cradle of Gallaudet.” Originally, it was the home of William Stickney, son-in-law of Amos Kendall. A large rose garden stood between the two men’s houses so the Stickney House, with 10 rooms, became . . . — Map (db m40432) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — The Edward Miner Gallaudet Residence — ("House #1")
Erected in 1867-1868 Edward Miner Gallaudet (1837-1917) Gallaudet became the first superintendent of the Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind in 1857, and in 1864, was named the first president of the National Deaf Mute . . . — Map (db m96355) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet
[Inscriptions on base of the memorial statue] west face: The deaf people of the United States in grateful remembrance of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet mark the centennial of his birth with this memorial 1887 north . . . — Map (db m40386) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Gallaudet — Yoko Ono — Relax. Your Heart Is Stronger Than What You Think! — 2017 —
Yoko Ono (b. Tokyo, 1933) is an artist, peace activist, and human rights worker who has strongly influenced the Feminist movement. Since the late 1950s, she has been a forerunner of Conceptual art, often using collaboration, audience participation, . . . — Map (db m111851) HM

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