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"Blodget's Hotel" Marker - below the window, to the right of the south entrance image, Touch for more information
By Richard E. Miller, March 7, 2010
"Blodget's Hotel" Marker - below the window, to the right of the south entrance
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — "Blodget's Hotel"
[The Great Seal of the United States] In 1800, the building erected on this site by Samuel Blodget was the scene of the first theatrical performance given in Washington. From 1812 to 1836 it sheltered the city post office and, for part of . . . — Map (db m103077) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — 1317 F Street, N.W.
1317 F Street, N.W. Built c. 1887 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m130367) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — 601 Pennsylvania Avenue
On this site in 1814, "The Star-Spangled Banner" was first sung in public. The most famous of several hotels on this block was Brown's Marble Hotel (1851-1935), an innovative Greek Revival landmark, where John Tyler and Abraham Lincoln were guests. . . . — Map (db m66714) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln died in this house April 15, 1865 at 7:22 a.m. Purchased by the United States in 1896. — Map (db m28502) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — .5 — Abraham Lincoln Walked Here — Civil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
"Tonight, beautiful women, perfumes, and the violins’ sweetness... At 10:30 p.m. on March 4, 1865, a tired and gaunt President Lincoln arrived at this site, his wife Mary in white lace and silk with purple and white flowers in her . . . — Map (db m28665) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — 1 — America's Main Street — Make No Little Plans — Federal Triangle Heritage Trail —
The broadest and most important street in Pierre L'Enfant's Plan of 1791 for the nation's capital connects to the Capitol and the White House. Pennsylvania Avenue. Almost every American knows its name. Almost every visitor to the Washington sets . . . — Map (db m57215) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Andrew W. Mellon — Memorial Fountain
Andrew W. Mellon 1855 – 1937 Financier, Industrialist, Statesman Secretary of the Treasury 1921-1932 Ambassador to Great Britain 1932-1933 Founder of the National Gallery of Art 1937 This fountain is a tribute from his . . . — Map (db m71866) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Ballington and Maud Booth — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Founded Volunteers of America in 1896 with the mission to reach and uplift all people. The Booths envisioned a movement that would care for the whole person – mind, body and spirit. Their vision lives on in a national organization that . . . — Map (db m92086) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Bill W. and Dr. Bob — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
United in their search for sobriety, Dr. Bob and Bill W. established Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935. This fellowship allows men and women to share with one another their experience, strength and hope in order to carry the message of recovery to . . . — Map (db m92065) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Booker T. Washington 1856 - 1915 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
As an influential African-American, living in a time of escalating segregation, Booker T. Washington negotiated a course between accommodation and progress in advocating greater civil rights for blacks. His philosophy of “request” not . . . — Map (db m92066) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski — 1748 - 1779
(Bronze Plaque):Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski 1748-1779The bronze equestrian statue of Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, portrays the Revolutionary War hero in the uniform of a Polish cavalry commander. Born in Winiary, Poland on March . . . — Map (db m17615) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — .2 — Ceremony at the Crossroads — Civil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
“Imagine a great avenue [with] solid ranks of soldiers, just marching steady all day long, for two days. ...” Walt Whitman. It took two days for the grand parade of 200,000 victorious Union . . . — Map (db m14875) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — 16 — Cesar Chavez — 1927 - 1993
Led by his desire to secure a better quality of life for migrant farm workers, Cesar Chavez helped found the United Farm Workers of America, the first effective farm workers' union in the United States. Under his leadership of nonviolent protest, . . . — Map (db m15471) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Chief Petty Officers' — Centennial Time Capsule — 2093 —
The rank of chief petty officer - the senior position among naval enlisted ranks - was established by the Navy Department in 1893. A time capsule was placed within this foundation on 13 October 1993 to be opened in the chiefs’ bicentennial year . . . — Map (db m109755) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Children's Hospital
Here stood the first Children's Hospital of Washington, DC. Opened as a rented rowhouse in 1871, the hospital had a capacity of 12 beds and had only four doctors on staff. Now internationally recognized, Children's National Medical Center is proud . . . — Map (db m59703) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Clara Barton 1821 - 1912 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Clara Barton lived a lifetime of tireless service to others. During the American Civil War, she became known as the “Angel of the Battlefield,” delivering supplies and caring for the sick and wounded. After the war, Barton organized a . . . — Map (db m92177) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — .3 — Clara Barton, Angel of the Battlefield at Home — Civil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
“I have paid the rent of a room in Washington... retaining it merely as a shelter to which I might return, when my strength should fail me under exposure and labor at the field.” Clara Barton, December . . . — Map (db m36174) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Clifford W. Beers 1876 - 1943 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Founded the National Mental Health Association in 1909 to improve mental health care and fight discrimination against people with mental illness. To instigate this reform, Beers courageously shared his own experience with mental illness in his . . . — Map (db m92194) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Discover DC / Gallery Place
Welcome to downtown Washington, DC — an area rich in history, culture, and places to see. You will enjoy visiting the following sites located in the vicinity of this sign. Sites described clockwise from top left Old Post Office . . . — Map (db m113218) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Discover DC / Gallery Place / Arena
Welcome to downtown Washington, DC — an area rich in history, culture, and places to see. You will enjoy visiting the following sites located in the vicinity of this sign. Chinatown Arch Chinatown, centered on Seventh and H Streets . . . — Map (db m113226) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Discover DC / Metro Center
Welcome to downtown Washington, DC — an area rich in history, culture, and places to see. You will enjoy visiting the following sites located in the vicinity of this sign. Clockwise from top left: St. John's Church Every US . . . — Map (db m113345) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Discover DC / Metro Center
Welcome to downtown Washington, DC — an area rich in history, culture, and places to see. You will enjoy visiting the following sites in the vicinity of this sign. [Clockwise from top left:] Old Post Office Pavilion The Old . . . — Map (db m114658) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Dorothea Dix 1802 - 1887 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Inspired by her social conscience, Dorothea Dix launched a self-financed career aimed at improving the lives of the mentally ill. Her mission to document squalid institutional living conditions and inhumane treatment built public awareness and . . . — Map (db m91874) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Dr. Edgar J. Helms — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Dr. Edgar J. Helms founded Goodwill Industries in 1902 to help people with disabilities and disadvantages fully participate in society by expanding their occupational capabilities. To accomplish this mission, Helms created an innovative system . . . — Map (db m92000) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Edgar Allen 1862 - 1937 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Edgar “Daddy” Allen founded Easter Seals in 1919. Inspired by his vision and passion, Easter Seals creates solutions that change lives and assures that children and adults with disabilities can live with equality, dignity and . . . — Map (db m92201) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — e.2 — Ending Slavery in Washington — Civil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
To your right at the end of Indiana Avenue is Washington's first City Hall/Courthouse. Across Sixth Street is the H. Carl Moultrie I Courthouse, a successor to the original courthouse. The Old City Hall/Courthouse opened in 1822, with offices . . . — Map (db m56124) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Ernest K. Coulter 1871 - 1952 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Ernest K. Coulter’s enduring contribution is the founding, in 1904, of the Big Brothers Big Sisters youth mentoring movement. Coulter lived a life of purpose and passion. Social welfare activist, journalist, lecturer, author, lawyer and advocate for . . . — Map (db m92126) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Ethel Percy Andrus 1884 - 1967 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, a retired educator, founded AARP in 1958 to promote her philosophy of productive aging. She influenced the marketplace to develop innovative solutions for social needs. Today, her organization promotes independence, dignity . . . — Map (db m92105) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Eunice Kennedy Shriver — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
When Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded Special Olympics in 1968, she envisioned a program of athletic competition for people with mental and developmental disabilities that sidelined prejudice and substituted opportunity and understanding. Through her . . . — Map (db m91919) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Frederick Douglass 1817 - 1895 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
A Famed orator and writer Frederick Douglass was also a key architect of the movement that ended slavery, the very institution into which he was born. Even after his goal to abolish slavery was achieved, Douglass persisted in his struggle for . . . — Map (db m92084) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — W.7 — Freedom Plaza — Civil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
“I have a dream.” Martin Luther King, Jr. August 1963 The block-long plaza at 13th and Pennsylvania Avenue just ahead to your left honors civil rights leader Martin Luther King with the name Freedom . . . — Map (db m28528) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — General Post Office — National Historic Landmark
General Post Office 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 history of the . . . — Map (db m28536) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — General Winfield Scott Hancock
(Left):General Winfield Scott Hancock (Right):Born February 14, 1824. Died February 9, 1886. — Map (db m17573) WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — George Edmund Haynes 1880 - 1960 and Ruth Standish Baldwin 1863 - 1934 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Recognizing the need for a national infrastructure to support the black urban population through employment, education and advocacy, Ruth Standish Baldwin and Dr. George E. Haynes founded the National Urban League in 1910. The Urban League movement . . . — Map (db m92209) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Grand Army of the Republic
Grand Army of the Republic Organized at Decatur Illinois, April 6, 1866. By Benjamin Franklin Stephenson M.D. — Map (db m87897) WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Harriet Tubman circa 1820 - 1913 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Harriet Tubman escaped a life of slavery only to return south, at her own peril, time and again, to lead more than 300 fugitive slaves through the Underground Railroad to safety and freedom. After the Civil War, Tubman raised money to clothe and . . . — Map (db m91877) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Helen Keller 1880 - 1969 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
⠠⠓⠑⠇⠑⠝ ⠠⠅⠑⠇⠇⠻ Blind and deaf writer and activist, and guiding force of the American Foundation for the Blind who devoted her life to expanding possibilities . . . — Map (db m99513) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Ida Wells-Barnett 1862 - 1921 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Ida Wells-Barnett crusaded aggressively for civil rights her entire life and was unafraid to exercise those rights when custom ran contrary to the law. Involved in many civil rights causes, she played leadership roles in the women’s suffrage . . . — Map (db m91878) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Jane Addams 1860 - 1935 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
In 1889, with Ellen Gates Starr, Jane Addams founded Hull House in Chicago, one of the nation’s first settlement houses. It served as a community center for the poor and its success helped lead to the creation of hundreds of similar organizations in . . . — Map (db m91873) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Jean Monnet — 1888-1979
Born in France, widely travelled, he died at age 90 near Paris, proud citizen of a united Europe he inspired and helped to create. Earlier, from his office in the Willard Hotel, he contributed greatly to America's victory program for wartime . . . — Map (db m6708) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — John J. Donovan, Jr.
This Plaque is Dedicated to John J. Donovan, Jr. who was a leading figure in Washington, D.C. commercial real estate development for over three decades (mostly with Oliver Carr Companies) until his retirement in 2005. John directed the . . . — Map (db m40992) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — John Muir 1838 - 1914 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
John Muir's enduring legacy is evident in the vast acreage comprising our National Park System and the Worldwide influence of the Sierra Club, created to advocate for the survival of the world's natural resources. Initially driven by his spiritual . . . — Map (db m91961) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — .6 — John Wilkes Booth's Escape — Civil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
“My brother saw Booth as he came down the alley and turned into F Street.” Henry Davis, 1901. Twelve-year-old Henry Davis and his brother often looked out the back window of their Ninth Street . . . — Map (db m28492) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Joseph Baer Danzansky — 1914-1979 — Humanitarian …Businessman…Washingtonian —
“All my life I have had a love affair with the City of Washington.” In a time of racial strife he brought reconciliation and mutual respect. In the struggle between management and labor he worked for reason and moderation. In a . . . — Map (db m92230) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Julia Ward Howe
In honor of Julia Ward Howe who wrote the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" here at the Old Willard Hotel November 21, 1861 "In the beauty of the lillies Christ was born across the sea with a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me." . . . — Map (db m6709) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Juliette Gordon Low — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Founded Girl Scouts of the United States of America in 1912 to encourage girls to develop and strengthen their leadership skills, to provide support, kindness and compassion to those in need; and to prepare to serve as responsible citizens of their . . . — Map (db m92229) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Knights of Pythias
The Fraternal Order Knights of Pythias was founded on this site 914 E Street, N.W. on February 19, 1864 Charter granted by Abraham Lincoln — Map (db m129409) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Luther and Charlotte Gulick — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Luther and Charlotte Gulick founded Camp Fire in 1910 as America’s first nonsectarian, interracial organization for girls. Boys joining in 1975. The organization provided opportunities and real-life lessons seven areas key to successful childhood . . . — Map (db m91876) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Man with Briefcase — 1987-88 — Cor-Ten steel —
Jonathan Borofsky's monumental silhouette of a man carrying a briefcase portrays an urban Everyman. The artist was inspired in 1979 by a newspaper advertisement for men's suits and subsequently made this archetypal office worker a recurring . . . — Map (db m113217) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929 - 1968 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
In founding the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave momentum to the civil rights movement. Dr. King’s persistent efforts, inspiring oratory and non-violent protests, despite physical attacks, death threats and . . . — Map (db m91920) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Mary Church Terrell
Terrell Place is named after Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954) Teacher, Writer, Civil Rights Activist Mary Church Terrell championed equal rights throughout her life — locally, nationally, and internationally. From 1951 to 1952, . . . — Map (db m100863) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Melvin Jones — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Voluteer Pathway —
Believing in the power of cooperative altruism, Melvin Jones helped shape Lions Club International into the largest network of services clubs in the world. The organization is committed to assisting the visually impaired and supporting sight . . . — Map (db m91918) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Millard and Linda Fuller — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Founded Habitat for Humanity, a Christian organization with “open arms” to all who want to be involved, that builds affordable houses with families who need adequate shelter. Proclaiming a message of faith, hope, and love, the Fullers . . . — Map (db m92092) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Missing Soldiers
Missing Soldiers. Office, 3rd Floor, Room 9 Miss Clara Barton Clara Barton is famous for her fierce determination and courage to save lives on the Civil War battlefields, and later for founding the American Red Cross. 1861-1865: . . . — Map (db m36172) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — National Council of Negro Women — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 633 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW —
The National Council of Negro Women was founded in 1935 by Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) to "harness the power and extend the leadership of African American women." Early on, the Council campaigned to outlaw the discriminatory poll tax, develop a . . . — Map (db m30059) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — National Press Club
At this site, at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in March 1908, the National Press Club, now located at 529 14th Street, was formed through the adoption of a constitution and bylaws and the election of the club's first officers. The . . . — Map (db m6586) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Patent Office Building
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District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Paul Harris 1868 - 1947 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Inspired by the simple idea of combining fellowship and service, Paul Harris pioneered the service club movement with the founding of Rotary International. Rotary fulfilled his dream of a worldwide organization of business and professional people . . . — Map (db m92025) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — .8 — Pennsylvania Avenue — Civil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
“Main Street” for the city and the nation. Just a few steps ahead is Pennsylvania Avenue the inaugural parade route for every president since Thomas Jefferson and “Main Street” for local Washington since the . . . — Map (db m29651) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Rachel Carson 1907 - 1964 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Blending meticulous research on the indiscriminate use of pesticides with her eloquent literary style, Rachel Carson laid the groundwork for the modern environmental movement when she wrote Silent Spring, one of the most influential books of . . . — Map (db m91939) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Reserve Officers Association of the United States
At this site on the 2nd of October 1922 General of the Armies John J. Pershing met with 140 World War I reserve officers and founded the Reserve Officers Association of the United States. At the meeting General Pershing said: "I consider this . . . — Map (db m6503) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Roger Baldwin 1884 - 1981 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Roger Nash Baldwin passionately believed in the protection of individual liberty. In 1920, Baldwin and his fellow reformers established the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to ensure that the Bill of Rights would be preserved for each new . . . — Map (db m91938) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Roy Lichtenstein — born New York City 1923-died New York City 1997 — Smithsonian American Art Museum —
Roy Lichtenstein began creating his Modern Head series in the late 1960s with the idea that man can be made to look like a machine and the image manufactured by an industrial source. This concept pervaded the artist's work throughout his career. In . . . — Map (db m113298) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Samuel F. B. Morse
Artist and inventor opened and operated on this site under the direction of the Post Office Department the first public telegraph office in the United States April 1st 1845 "What Hath God Wrought" — Map (db m66518) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Samuel Gompers 1850 - 1924 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
As founder and 37-year president of the American Federation of Labor (AFL), Samuel Gompers is credited with winning unprecedented rights and protections for the American worker. Never wavering in his belief that power for the worker lay in . . . — Map (db m92227) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Site of Rhodes Tavern
[First Panel]: Built in 1799, in the hope that the new capital would become a great city. Opened as a tavern and inn by William Rhodes, 1801. Washington's first 'town hall,' where White House architect James Hoban and other . . . — Map (db m39618) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Site Of The Old Carroll Hall — 1865 - 1904
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District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — St. Patrick's Parish — Erected about 1792
First church to be erected in the "Federal City" outside the limits of "George Towne." First pastor, Rev. Anthony Caffrey, brought from Dublin at suggestion of James Hoban, architect of the "Presidential Palace." March 17, 1953. — Map (db m15936) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Susan B. Anthony 1820 - 1906 — The Extra Mile — Points of light Volunteer Pathway —
Blessed with an industrious and self-disciplined spirit, Susan B. Anthony persevered through the prejudice and culture of her time to emerge as the architect of a movement which secured the passage of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to . . . — Map (db m92190) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The Christian Index
America's oldest existing religious newspaper was first published on this city block at 925 E Street on February 2, 1822. Founded by the legendary Baptist leader Luther Rice, the paper was originally known as The Columbian Star and utilized . . . — Map (db m28559) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — W.1 — The Church of the Epiphany — Civil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
“Carpets, cushions, and hymnbooks were packed away... ambulances began to stop... lastly come the surgeons....” Margaret Leech, Reveille in Washington. Church spires dominated the skyline of . . . — Map (db m131862) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The Daguerre Monument
[Inscription on Monument's front, 1890]: DAGUERRE [Inscription on 1890 monument's south side]: To commemorate the half century in photography 1839 - 1889. Erected by the photographers association of America Aug. 1890. . . . — Map (db m28545) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The Daguerre Monument
This monument pays tribute to French Artist and inventor Louis-Jacques-Mandι Daguerre (1787–1851), who revolutionized picture-making in 1839 by introducing the first practical form of photography to the world. Known as the daguerreotype, . . . — Map (db m80876) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Two Journeys Lie Ahead. One is the tangible journey of visiting this monument and taking inspiration from the noble achievements of the men and women honored by the bronze medallions that form the pathway ahead. The other — less . . . — Map (db m92238) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The Great Seal of the United States
In 1776 the Continental Congress adopted a resolution calling for the creation of a seal for the new nation. In June 1782 the United States Congress approved a design which was manufactured in September of that year. In early 1881 the Department of . . . — Map (db m91999) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The Hotel Washington
This structure has been recorded by the Historic American Buildings Survey of the United States Department of Interior for its archives at the Library of Congress. — Map (db m91962) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The Navy Memorial - from Bow to Stern — United States Navy Memorial, National Mall & Memorial Parks, Washington, DC — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
“...without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious.” George Washington. The United States Navy Memorial’s roots are as old as the Nation’s Capital . . . — Map (db m27184) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The New Willard — Erected 1901
Site of Joshua Tennison's Hotel 1818. John Strother 1821. Basil Williamson 1824. Frederick Barnard 1828. Proprietor of Mansion Hotel, Azariah Fuller American House 1833. City Hotel 1843. Willard's Hotel 1847-1901. Distinguished Guests . . . — Map (db m6618) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The Northern Baptist Convention
In This Building On May 16-17, 1907 —The— Northern Baptist Convention was Formed and the Hon. Charles Evans Hughes elected Its First President — Map (db m100889) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The Peace Convention
The old Willard Hotel was the scene of the last major effort to restore the Union and prevent the Civil War. At Virginia's invitation, delegates from twenty-one of the then thirty-four states met in secret session from February 4 to 27, 1861, in a . . . — Map (db m6541) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The Restoration of 800 F Street
These five landmark buildings on the 800 block of F Street have been restored by Douglas Jamel in conjunction with the International Spy Museum. Erected between 1875 and 1892, the structures are fine examples of Victorian commercial architecture and . . . — Map (db m28540) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — .4 — The Roots of Freedom and Equality — Civil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
“It is known to you that events have transpired within the last few days, deeply affecting the peace and character of our community.” With these words, city officials tried to calm the angry mobs gathering on this . . . — Map (db m25271) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The United States Court of Claims
The United States Court of Claims held its first meeting in "Willard's Hotel" on this site on May 11, 1855. The court was established to allow citizens to sue the U.S. Government. In 1861, President Lincoln wrote of the court: "It is as . . . — Map (db m6587) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The United States Navy Memorial
In honor of those who served to forge the heritage of the United States Navy. In tribute to those who perished to provide peace and security for our maritime nation. In gratitude to those now serving. — Map (db m4826) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The Washington Post
The Washington Post was published at this site for more than half a century, from October 1893 to December 1950–reporting then, as now, the events large and small that touch the lives of the citizens of the capital city, the nation and . . . — Map (db m127482) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The Woodward and Lothrop "Woodies" Colorization Project
Built in 1902, the original Woodward & Lothrop "Woodies" Department Store fronting on G street was designed by nationally recognized architect Henry Ives Cobb and remains a striking example of the Gilded Age in Washington, DC. The first two floors . . . — Map (db m131773) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Vaquero — modeled 1980/cast 1990 — acrylic urethane, fiberglass, and steel armature —
Luis Jimιnez began making monumental sculptures in the midst of the Latino civil rights movement. He dedicated himself to contemporary subjects that represented a racially diverse and working class America. Vaquero, which means cowboy in . . . — Map (db m113216) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — W. D. Boyce 1858 - 1929 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Inspired by the “good turn” of an unknown English Scout, W. D. Boyce brought Scouting to the United States in 1910, making it possible for millions of young Americans to benefit from its values-based education programs. . . . — Map (db m92085) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — W.E.B. DuBois 1868 - 1963 & Mary White Ovington 1865-1951 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
In 1909, W.E.B. DuBois, a leading spokesman in the Campaign for racial equality, joined Mary White Ovington, Moorfield Storey, William English Walling, John Milholland, Oswald Garrison Villard, Frances Blascoer and 54 other prominent Americans as . . . — Map (db m91875) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Wallace Campbell 1911 - 1998 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Wallace Campbell, together with Lincoln Clark and Arthur Ringland, founded Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE) in 1945 to rush lifesaving assistance to the survivors of World War II in Europe and Asia. Over 100 . . . — Map (db m91984) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Welcome Aboard! — United States Navy Memorial, National Mall & Memorial Parks, Washington, DC — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
"Any man who may be asked...what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal and pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy.'" — President John F. Kennedy Throughout its history the . . . — Map (db m109016) WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — W.6 — Willard Inter-Continental Hotel — Civil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
"This hotel, in fact, may be much more justly called the center of Washington and the Union than either the Capitol, the White House, or the State Department...." Nathaniel Hawthorne, Civil War reporter for the Atlantic . . . — Map (db m10905) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — William Edwin Hall 1876 - 1961 — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
William Edwin Hall served as the unpaid president of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America for nearly four decades. Sacrificing his time and personal assets, Hall kept the nascent organization solvent. Through his leadership, it grew to become one of . . . — Map (db m92228) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — .7 — Woodies Comes to F Street — Civil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
"Alvin, Washington, D.C., is the place for us." So wrote Samuel Walter Woodward to his business partner, Alvin Lothrop, in 1879. The young entrepreneurs were looking for a new location for their innovative dry goods store near . . . — Map (db m37223) HM

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