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Sheridan-Kalorama, District of Columbia Historical Markers

 
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By J. Makali Bruton, September 17, 2016
Alberto Santos-Dumont Marker
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Alberto Santos-Dumont
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District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — American News Women's Club — Historic Site in Journalism — Society of Professional Journalists
The American News Women's Club was founded on April 4, 1932, as the Newspaper Women's Club, with membership limited to women reporters and writers employed by newspapers. Today, the ANWC embraces a diverse group of journalists, independent authors . . . — Map (db m112623) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Anthony Holmead Site — National Register of Historic Places — District of Columbia Landmark
Mitchell Park was the site of the two-story brick Holmead farmhouse built in 1795 by Anthony Holmead. The house remained in the hands of the Holmead descendants until the 20th century. In 1929 the house was razed by the German government which . . . — Map (db m113372) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — 9 — Architects and Architecture — Sheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Sheridan-Kalorama's grand mansions, in a variety of architectural styles, are the work of many prominent architects. In 1910 Jules Henri de Sibour designed the stately mansion at 2221 Kalorama Rd. for a mining magnate. It is now the home of the . . . — Map (db m112607) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Assassination of Orlando Letelier and Ronni K. Moffitt
Justice – Peace - Dignity Orlando Letelier Apr. 13, 1932 – Sept. 21, 1976 Ronni K. Moffitt Jan. 10, 1951 – Sept. 21, 1976 — Map (db m98758) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes
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District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — 12 — Chief Justices — Sheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Three chief justices of the Supreme Court lived in Sheridan-Kalorama. William Howard Taft, appointed Chief Justice after his presidency, lived at 2215 Wyoming Ave. Charles Evans Hughes, a U.S. Secretary of State and an unsuccessful candidate for . . . — Map (db m112605) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — 16 — Diplomacy — Sheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Surrounding you are some of the 75 embassies, chanceries and diplomatic residences that lend a vibrant international presence to Sheridan-Kalorama. The practice of diplomacy — the conduct of relations among nations that involves negotiating . . . — Map (db m113371) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Dr. Philip Jaisohn, 1864-1951 — First Korean American
Dr. Philip Jaisohn was a pioneer of independence, democracy and public awakening for the Korean people. After the failed 1884 reformation movement, he was exiled to the United States, where he became the first Korean-born to become an American . . . — Map (db m39925) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — 8 — Educational Institutions — Sheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Educational institutions are part of Sheridan-Kalorama's history. Across the street is Our Lady Queen of the Americas Catholic Church. Built in 1904, it housed St. Rose's Industrial School, where orphaned girls were taught home economics. Later St. . . . — Map (db m112608) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Eleftherios Venizelos — 1864-1936
Liberal Politician, Statesman, Social Reformer One of the most prominent Greek and European Leaders of the 20th Century. He marked the modernization of Greece with his political initiatives — Map (db m39924) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — General Manuel Belgrano — 1770 — 1820
Statesman, Leader and Forerunner of the Independence Movement in Latin America. Promoter of the economy and education, mentor of the principles of freedom that burst onto the Argentine early political scene in May 1810. An exemplary soldier, he . . . — Map (db m74989) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — 4 — George Washington — Sheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Here is an elegant George Washington trotting on his handsome horse. Our first president never lived in the city that bears his name, but in the late 1700s you might have glimpsed Washington riding along the Post Road, a highway that connected . . . — Map (db m112624) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — 1 & 2 — History of Sheridan-Kalorama — Sheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
The area known as Sheridan-Kalorama was patented to John Langsworth by King Charles II in 1668. It was later sold to Anthony Holmead who in turn willed it to his nephew. in 1791, as L'Enfant laid out his plans for the boundaries of the new federal . . . — Map (db m112621) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Jeju Dol Hareubang / 제주 돌 하르방
While wooden carved statues called Jangseung traditionally stood near villages on the Korean mainland, stone statues called Dol Hareubang are native to the volcanic island of Jeju, off Korea's southern coast. Historically, Dol Hareubang were . . . — Map (db m113369) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — 7 — Joel Barlow — Sheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Joel Barlow (1754-1812) served in the American Revolution and was a businessman, diplomat and published poet. In 1796-97 he negotiated the release of Americans held for years by the Turkish regent of Algiers. Thomas Jefferson urged Barlow to settle . . . — Map (db m129820) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — 6 — Kalorama — Sheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Charles Codman's painting depicts Kalorama, the 19th century estate of Joel Barlow. Kalorama (Greek for beautiful view) was extolled by Thomas Jefferson as "a most lovely seat adjoining the city, on a high hill commanding the Potomac River." . . . — Map (db m112615) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — 10 — Little Friar — Sheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Paz, paix, shalom, esaalam, are words from several foreign languages spoken in Sheridan-Kalorama, each meaning peace. This representation of a benevolent friar welcomes you in peace. We share, too, works of "America's poet" Walt Whitman, who spent . . . — Map (db m112601) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Philip H. Sheridan — General of the Army of the United States
SHERIDAN — Map (db m22046) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Robert Emmet
[front (south) face of statue base: Robert Emmet Irish Patriot 1778-1803 [Coat of arms of "The United Irishmen"] [plaque on north face of the statue base:] "I wished to procure for my country the guarantee which . . . — Map (db m30850) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Robert Emmet: Irish Patriot — Rock Creek Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
"I wished to procure for my country the guarantee which Washington procured for America" The centerpiece of this small park is a sculpture of Irish patriot Robert Emmet that serves as a tribute to how American democracy inspired the . . . — Map (db m112614) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Simσn Bolνvar (1783-1830)
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District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — St. Jerome the Priest
St. Jerome the Priest A.D. 341 — 420 Greatest Doctor of the Church I. Mestrovic Croatian Sculptor 1883 — 1962 — Map (db m112616) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — The Arts in Sheridan-Kalorama — Sheriden Kalorama Call Box Restoration Project
Writers, sculptors, painters, and collectors made Sheridan-Kalorama their home: best-selling mystery writer Mary Roberts Rinehart at 2419 Massachusetts; classicist Edith Hamilton at 2448 Massachusetts; poet/novelist Elinor Wylie at 2153 Florida; . . . — Map (db m99362) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — 5 — The Gilded Age — Sheridan Kalorama Call Box Restoration Project
In the Gilded Age (1866-1901) the nouveau riche built grand mansions near Sheridan Circle and commissioned fashionable portraits such as this one of Mrs. Larz Anderson. They lived and entertained in these enormous residences during Washington's . . . — Map (db m63723) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — 13 — The Lindens — Sheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
At 2401 Kalorama Road stands an elegant Georgian frame house, The Lindens. This is Washington's oldest house, yet it is not "of" the District. Built in 1754, in Danvers, Massachusetts, by Robert "King" Hooper a wealthy merchant, The Lindens once . . . — Map (db m112603) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — 11 — The Presidents — Sheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Five presidents lived in Sheridan-Kalorama between 1916 and 1930. Warren G. Harding lived at 2314 Wyoming Avenue while a senator from Ohio. William Howard Taft lived across the street at 2215 Wyoming Avenue while Chief Justice of the Supreme Court . . . — Map (db m112606) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — 14 — Women of Influence — Sheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Sheridan-Kalorama has been home to many influential women. While she lobbied our political leaders to support Nationalist China, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek lived nearby at 2443 Kalorama Rd. Others include presidential wives Eleanor Roosevelt, a wise . . . — Map (db m112604) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Woodrow Wilson House
Woodrow Wilson House 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 and . . . — Map (db m112613) HM

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