Born in Ocean View, Delaware, Fred attended Lord Baltimore School and with his friends often explored the natural and historic scenery of Old Sussex. Fred proudly served his country in World War II in the U.S. Army 1059th Signal Company Service . . . — — Map (db m113697) HM WM
University of Delaware
The University of Delaware (UD) has been involved with marine research since 1950, when a group of local fishermen became alarmed by drastic decline in Delaware Bay fisheries approached the Delaware General Assembly . . . — — Map (db m113700) HM
This two-story, late 19th century Victorian house was constructed in phases by the Robbins family between 1860-1909 and came to replace a modest structure built by David Robbins Sr. in the early 1800s. The most notable change made was a two-story . . . — — Map (db m114435) HM
In 2013, Howard University archaeologists, working with concerned citizens, completed a seven-year survey of Walter C. Pierce Community Park. Their goal: to identify and protect two 19th Century cemeteries--the Colored Union Benevolent . . . — — Map (db m112588) HM WM
This Anacostia icon once marked the entrance to Curtis Brothers Furniture Co. The business dated to 1926, when young Fred
and George Curtis acquired a Model T Ford truck to deliver ice, then progressed to moving furniture. They soon rented a . . . — — Map (db m100690) HM
Fort Bunker Hill
One of the Civil War Defenses of Washington erected in the fall of 1861, Fort Bunker Hill occupied an important position between Fort Totten and Fort Lincoln in the defense of the National Capital. Thirteen guns and . . . — — Map (db m111795) HM WM
The Jackson H. Gerhart House
Engine Company 17
Dedicated in memory of the longest serving member of Engine Company 17, Wagon Driver Jackson H. Gerhart.
He was appointed on Feb. 3, 1963 and retired . . . — — Map (db m111800) HM
Burleith's built environment dates to the early nineteenth century. The oldest existing home, 1814 35th Street (earlier known as Fayette Street), was built in 1803. Three other structures on 35th Street were built in 1830, and about fifty years . . . — — Map (db m113392) HM
The Washington Post
Nov. 30, 2016
Lin Han, noodle master
It's a simple window that looks out onto Sixth Street NW, but in a way, it's also a stage. Chinatown Express is the theater. . . . — — Map (db m113107) HM
The intersection of 14th Street and Park Road has been the center of community life since at least 1871, when the neighborhood was called Mount Pleasant and storekeeper George Emery made his living on the northwest corner to your left. . . . — — Map (db m111928) HM
The eight-room brick Congress Heights Elementary School opened in 1897 to serve the new, whites-only Congress Heights development. The iconic tower and clock were added in 1913. After public schools were desegregated in 1954, Congress Heights . . . — — Map (db m112782) HM
1836 home of
Francis Preston Blair
Editor of Globe
Attorney for Dred Scott
in the Cabinet of
George Bancroft, Historian
General Robert E. Lee
was . . . — — Map (db m113099) HM
Presidente del Ecuador
Adalid de las Libertades
Publicas y Defensor de
los Derechos Civiles
La Embajada del Ecuador
y la Misiσn ante la OEA . . . — — Map (db m114939) 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
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
"... 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
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 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 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
Welcome to Peirce Mill, a National Park Service site within Rock Creek Park. This land was once part of a large complex of buildings and fields, marking the historical intersection of the agricultural and industrial ages. Explore . . . — — Map (db m114362) HM
Rock Creek Park was created by Congress in 1890 through the lobbying efforts of local philanthropist Charles C. Glover. Its original 1,754 acres taken mainly by eminent domain constitutes the largest urban park in America - twice the size of New . . . — — Map (db m120161) HM
Forest Hills Neighborhood
Art on Call
The National Bureau of Standards
In 1901, the National Bureau of Standards began developing a large complex of 89 buildings on 70 acres west of Connecticut Avenue near this . . . — — Map (db m114354) HM
First organized in a cooper's shop in 1772. Bishop Asbury preached here. This church was built in 1849 and renovated tin 1898. It served as a Civil War Hospital in 1862. President Lincoln attended this church on March 8, 1863 to . . . — — Map (db m113904) HM
At the turn of the 19th century, Yarrow Mamout, a slave granted his freedom a few years earlier, amassed $200 and purchased a piece of property and a house at what is now 3330-3332 Dent Place. Born in West Africa, Yarrow worked for 50 years for . . . — — Map (db m112139) HM
You are standing in the heart of a once thriving African American community. At the time of the American Revolution in 1776, one third of Georgetown's population was African American. By the time of the Civil War in the 1860s, . . . — — Map (db m110018) HM
Canal Square has seen more than century and a half of change in Georgetown. It is a typical brick and fieldstone industrial structure built to facilitate barge traffic on the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal. Necessary for westward expansion, canals . . . — — Map (db m113418) HM
Originally known as the Upper Graveyard, Holy Rood Cemetery was established by Holy Trinity Catholic Church in 1832. In 1853, the cemetery was expanded, and in the years following the Civil War improvements were made. A house was added for the . . . — — Map (db m112149) HM
dubbed "best addresses" by historian James Goode, the grand apartments of the Kalorama Triangle are among the city's earliest. The Mendota (1901) located at 2220 20th, is the city's oldest intact luxury apartment house. The Wyoming (1905_1911), . . . — — Map (db m112600) HM WM
When I was at Dunbar, I thought I wanted to be a doctor. In our community, doctors were the men who made the most money, earned the most respect and had the prettiest wives."
Sen. Edward W. Brooke, Bridging the Divide: My Life
. . . — — Map (db m113986) HM
Howard University's Employment, educational, and cultural opportunities have attracted and kept families in LeDroit Park and Bloomingdale for generations. Ettyce Hill Moore, a third generation Washingtonian who grew up at 128 V . . . — — Map (db m113985) HM
Stormwater runoff is rainwater that flows off impervious surfaces such as rooftops, and sidewalks. Stormwater runoff causes erosion in stream beds and displaces harmful pollutants such as oil, is capturing stormwater runoff that would otherwise run . . . — — Map (db m111213) HM
The Imposing Double House to Your Left, numbers 1 and 2, was built as an investment for Ulysses S. Grant, Jr., son of the 18th president. The house would later serve as the Venezuelan Legation and then a Seventh-Day Adventist nursing home. . . . — — Map (db m110920) HM
At Home and Abroad:
The War Years 1941-45
Even before the United States entered World War II in 1941, thousands of workers from across the country streamed into Washington to fill new military and government jobs. The swelling . . . — — Map (db m111891) HM WM
In 1948 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that covenants prohibiting the sale of houses to individuals of certain races could not be enforced. Two years later, Dr. Robert Deane became the first African American to purchase a house in Mount Pleasant . . . — — Map (db m111881) HM
South side of statue:
East side of statue:
His continuous journey through cities,
villages and settlements from 1771 to 1816
greatly promoted . . . — — Map (db m111856) HM
Nacotchtank Family at the
Piney Branch Quarry,
In 1609 Captain John Smith sailed from the English colony of Jamestown, Virginia, and up the Potomac River as far as Little Falls. He found 13 Indian villages along the . . . — — Map (db m114531) HM
Set back from the Street at 1621 Park Road, to your left, is an elegant old house, once the all-girls Sacred Heart Academy. The Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters of Wisconsin founded the Academy in 1905 and went on to operate it with Sacred Heart . . . — — Map (db m68719) HM
This was the western edge of Samuel P. Brown's Mount Pleasant Village. Across the street and a few steps ahead at 3423 Oakwood Terrace is "Oakwood," an original village house built in 1871 for city politician J.W. Buker. Brown reserved the . . . — — Map (db m111873) HM
The wooden chapel here was completed in 1857 as a mission of the McKendree Methodist Church. Known as Fletcher Chapel, it may have been a stop on the Underground Railroad.
Washington's Anti-Saloon League began meeting at Fletcher Chapel in . . . — — Map (db m120113) HM
Lewis, Clark and the Corps of Discovery seek the "shortest and most convenient route to the Pacific." Their versatile 55 foot keelboat can be rowed, poled, sailed or pulled up the Missouri . . . — — Map (db m112732) HM
Chief engineer Jervis designs the steam engine Experiment for the Mohawk & Hudson Railroad. The first free-swinging four-wheel front truck becomes the standard American design and enables speeds of 80 miles per hour.
John Bloomfield . . . — — Map (db m112739) HM
Chinese were hired to do the dangerous work of blasting and laying ties over the treacherous High Sierras. Comprising nearly 80% of Central Pacific's workforce, their contributions made possible the Transcontinental Railroad.
Chinese workers . . . — — Map (db m112738) HM
Oscar Hedstrom designs the first American-made motorcycle the Indian for the Hendee Manufacturing Co.
Follow the transportation exhibition surrounding the Department of Transportation Headquarters — — Map (db m112758) HM
Kettering perfects a workable electric starter at his lab in Dayton. First installed in 1912 Cadillacs, it means the end of difficult and dangerous hand cranking; and enables more women to drive. — — Map (db m112768) HM
Dr. Ride, the first American woman in space, takes part in the 7th Space Shuttle mission. The reusable spacecraft carry out 113 missions between 1983 and 2003.
Astronaut Sally Ride, 1984. NASA Johnson Space . . . — — Map (db m113618) HM
Michael W. Melvill
The SpaceShipOne rocket and glider reaches a record altitude of 368,000 feet. Its second flight in two weeks wins it the $10 million Ansari X-Prize offered to inspire private . . . — — Map (db m113617) HM
The Foundry was critical to the mission of the National Gun Factory and consisted of the Steel Foundry, Brass Foundry, Brass Casting Cleaning Shop, and Smelting Plant. Constructed in 1913, the Steel Foundry was the largest of the structures and . . . — — Map (db m113792) HM
Presidents relax and entertain, work and negotiate on presidential yachts. The last yacht to serve, the USS Sequoia, is used by Presidents Franklin Roosevelt through Gerald Ford and was retired in 1977.
USS . . . — — Map (db m113626) HM
Early Tenleytown homes still standing today were built mostly in the 1890s along paths used by farmers and dairymen. The homes in the Grand Road Historic District (pictured here) are typical of these early dwellings, as are the homes along Belt . . . — — Map (db m112188) HM
Celebrated hotelier James Wormley (1819-1884) and his family owned at least two country houses (since razed) on ten acres here during the 1870s and 1880s. This plaque marks approximately the southeast corner of the property.
As a young man the . . . — — Map (db m126974) HM
Man with Briefcase
born Boston, MA 1942
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Thelma and Melvin Lenkin and Julie Walters and Sam Rose in honor of Elizabeth Broun, Director from . . . — — Map (db m113217) HM
2352 Sixth Street, NW
Andrew F. Hilyer (1858-1925) fought racism and promoted the "moral, material, and financial interests" of African Americans through the Union League of the District of Columbia, which he co-founded in 1892. Hilyer's . . . — — Map (db m111803) HM
The National Association for the Relief of Destitute Colored Women and Children was established by an 1863 Act of Congress. Elizabeth Keckley (ca. 1818-1907), former slave and seamstress for Mary Todd Lincoln, was a founding member and spent her . . . — — Map (db m112005) HM
The African American Civil War Memorial pays tribute to the 209,145 black soldiers and the 7,800 white officers who led them in their fight for freedom in the Civil War. following the Civil War, many soldiers would return home as war heroes to . . . — — Map (db m113686) HM
There were one hundred and forty-two infantry regiments in the Bureau of the United States Colored Troops
Private James Smith
Image donated by his descendants, family of Robert . . . — — Map (db m113685) HM
The corner of 14th and U Streets has been a city crossroads, a neighborhood gathering place, and a stage set for events that have shaken the city and the nation.
For city residents, it was the transfer place for crosstown streetcars and . . . — — Map (db m113835) HM
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
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
Seeing bald eagles in the Washington DC area used to be impossible; the last wild birds were spotted in the 1940s. But after decades of species protection, a nest was found in 2001. Today keep you eyes eagle-sharp as you stroll along the region's . . . — — Map (db m111654) HM
1886 After witnessing the near extinction of bison, scientist William Hornaday works with the Smithsonian to create a natonal zoo.
1889 President Grover Cleveland signs a bill to establish the National Zoo for the purpose of saving . . . — — Map (db m111625) HM
An Anacostia River That's Clean Doesn't Have to be a Dream
When litter's on the ground, and the rain falls down, it ends up in the Anacostia River. So when you take your last drag, or you just have a . . . — — Map (db m114117) HM
The helical blades of the ship's propeller force water backward. The reaction drives the ship forward. Additional drive is provided by the suction created on the forward face of the screw blades.
Propeler and rudder of . . . — — Map (db m112922) HM
This mural celebrates the return of the indigenous plants and wildlife to their native habitats in the Anacostia watershed. Designed and created by a group of students in the Corcoran Gallery of Art's ArtReach program. It was installed in the summer . . . — — Map (db m114118) HM
Created in 1932, Bartholdi Park is named after Frιdιric Auguste Bartholdi, the sculptor of the historic Fountain of Light and Water located at its center. Bartholdi is best known for designing the Statue of Liberty.
The beds in Bartholdi Park . . . — — Map (db m110435) HM
These rain gardens and the surrounding hardscapes capture rainwater--slowing it down and allowing it to soak into the ground rather than run into the sewer system. Water flowing across poorly managed landscapes, streets, and sidewalks picks up . . . — — Map (db m110442)
Behind you stands St. Dominic Church, established 1852. It anchors the city's only Dominican parish and is its sixth oldest Catholic church. St. Dominic's survived two upheavals — a fire in 1885 and the threat of urban renewal in the 1950s . . . — — Map (db m111968) HM
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
In memory of:
Ted Leon Allen, Diane E. Althouse, Peter R. Avillanoza, Andrea Y. Blanton, Paul G. Broxterman, David N. Burkett, Donald E. Burns, Kimberly K. Clark, Kim R. Cousins, Diana . . . — — Map (db m113227) HM
While wooden carved statues called Jang-seung traditionally stood on the Korean mainland, stone-carved statues called Dolhareubang stood on the volcanic island of Jeju.
Historically, Dolhareubang were erected at the entrances of the areas most . . . — — Map (db m117829) HM
The Washington Monument honors George Washington, hero of the American Revolution and first president of the United States. When this stunning stone obelisk was completed in 1884, it was the tallest building in the world. Today the monument towers . . . — — Map (db m109324) HM
Buffalo Dancer II
Case bronze, ed. 2/4
Gift of the Pueblo of Pojoaque, George Rivera and Glenn Green Galleries
For the Pueblo Indians of the Southwest, the Buffalo Dance is an enduring . . . — — Map (db m113968) HM
This observatory is named to celebrate the spirit of Emma Phoebe Waterman Haas. In 1913 she became the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of California, Berkeley. She was the first woman to perform original research with a . . . — — Map (db m114106) HM
Top section of the marker:
This is the planet Saturn and 4 of its largest moons at one 10-billionth actual size.
If Saturn were this big, how far away would the Sun and other planets be? Look at the map on the lower . . . — — Map (db m110569)
Top section of the marker:
This large golden ball is the Sun at one 10-billionth actual size. The Sun is a star with a system of 8 planets. If the Sun were this big, how far away would the planets be?
Look at the map on the lower . . . — — Map (db m110562)
This American elm (Ulmus Americana) is one of the oldest and most majestic trees on the Smithsonian grounds. It was planted around 1850, well before the opening of the National Museum of Natural History in 1910. Known as the Smithsonian . . . — — Map (db m113994) HM
George Washington shaped many aspects of the nation's capital. He championed placing the capital along the Potomac River then personally selected the site. He chose architect Pierre L'Enfant to design the city. L'Enfant envisioned a capital with . . . — — Map (db m109323) HM
Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Plaza
First opened in 1974, the Hirshhorn's plaza displays recent sculptures by international artists. More than 400,000 people visit the sculpture garden and plaza each year. So while we invite you to . . . — — Map (db m113997) HM
Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Sculpture Garden
First opened in 1974, this garden displays sculptures from Europe and North America dating from the 1880s to the present. More than 400,000 people visit this garden each year. So while we . . . — — Map (db m113999) HM
Successful pollination requires year-around efforts. Plants have evolved with different flowering times that decrease competition among pollinators. Continuous blooms throughout the growing season provides pollinators with a constant food . . . — — Map (db m113992)
This fire station originally opened on December 29, 1925, as the newly organized Truck Company 13. Engine Company 10 (organized on July 2, 1895, located at 1341 Maryland Avenue, NE) moved to these quarters on June 4, 1940, joining Truck Company 13. . . . — — Map (db m119516) HM
The repairs and restoration of this call box and five others were made possible in 2009 by Trinidad Neighborhood Association. Fabrication and installation: Gelberg Signs.
Art on Call is sponsored by Cultural Tourism DC, the DC Commission on the . . . — — Map (db m113004) HM
Not too long ago
black artist, performers, and patrons
created this place called Black Broadway,
risen from the ground
ascending to monumental heights
the entire world . . . — — Map (db m111991) HM
"St. Clair Wright said many times that Historic Annapolis accomplished more in the eight years I was mayor than in any other period. That makes me feel awfully good."
Roger "Pip" Moyer, 2002.
Historic preservation in Annapolis . . . — — Map (db m114540) HM
A New Village across Spa Creek
The maritime industry and the history of Annapolis are closely intertwined. This connection extends beyond downtown to historic Eastport, the neighborhood located across the Spa Creek Bridge. . . . — — Map (db m114799) HM
[Plaque near the display:]
On the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, this aircraft display is dedicated in memory of all Blue Angels' aircrew lost in team flight . . . — — Map (db m127947) HM WM
Herbert Edgar Sadler was born to a waterman's family in 1902. He began learning the trade at the age of 12, earning a penny for each fish he cleaned for a local seafood vendor. His experience led to a life's work on the water.
Cap'n Sadler . . . — — Map (db m114874) HM
Given in recognition of all members of the Class of 1956 who served our nation so faithfully in Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force careers; in industry, government, and the professions; and to our wives and families whose continuing support was so . . . — — Map (db m127932) WM
"State sets new record for oyster restoration; 750,000,000 spat placed in rivers that feed the Bay."
The Capital, 2009
Vital to Nature
The native Eastern or American oyster (Crassostrea virginica) is a keystone . . . — — Map (db m114864) HM
Captain John Smith and the Jamestown Expedition wrote:
Oysters "lay on the ground as thick as stones."
Chesapeake traveler Francis Louis Michel wrote:
"The abundance of oysters is incredible."
1870-1890 . . . — — Map (db m114862) HM
This thirty-two pounder iron cannon barrel is a cast reproduction, circa 1905, for the USS Constitution. The Naval Historical Center, Detachment Boston, in conjunction with the National Park Service has made this cannon available to the . . . — — Map (db m127930) WM
Discover Heritage Walk, a 3.2 mile walking trail through four fascinating centuries. Within a compact area, Heritage Walk connects some 20 historic sites and museums, traversing four city districts of remarkable diversity and . . . — — Map (db m115215) HM
On September 10, 1935, Black students Lucille Scott and Margaret Williams were denied admittance to Catonsville High School. NAACP attorney Thurgood Marshall filed suit. Although they lost the case, Maryland's Court of Appeals acknowledged that a . . . — — Map (db m128246) HM
After stunning victories at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, Virginia, early in May 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee carried the war through Maryland, across the Mason and Dixon Line and into Pennsylvania. His infantry marched north . . . — — Map (db m114403) HM WM
This memorial honors all American veterans who, although separated by generations, shared a common, undeniable goal—to valiantly protect our country's freedoms.
The memories of these American veterans will continue to live on whenever . . . — — Map (db m114408) WM
When Maryland's legislature approved the formation of Carroll County in 1837, it required the residents to build a courthouse, jail, register's office, clerk's office and a poorhouse.
In 1852, the County Commissioners purchased 307 acres on . . . — — Map (db m114411) HM
William Still (1821- 1902) was born in Burlington New Jersey. His parents had been enslaved on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. To escape slavery, William Stills parents and their young daughter fled to New Jersey before . . . — — Map (db m117270) HM
Maryland's Appalachian Region Offers Visitors Natural Splendor And Outdoor Adventure, Plus Countless Opportunities To Explore The Region's Rich Heritage—all Just A Few Miles Off Interstate 70.
Maryland Byways, like the Historic . . . — — Map (db m116525) HM
The Battle of Antietam, fought fourteen miles from here on September 17, 1862, was a pivotal Union victory, encouraging President Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. — — Map (db m116493) HM WM
This trail–an easy 0.6-mile round trip–follows the banks of Blue Blazes Run to the site of the Thurmont area's most famous whiskey still. Some early settlers distilled alcohol for family use. Others had an economic reason: a horse could . . . — — Map (db m121149) HM
This is a hearth—one of many sites in the park where a collier burned wood to make charcoal. Notice the blackened soil. The collier first cleared a level area 30 to 40 feet in diameter. Each time he used the hearth the collier raked the dirt . . . — — Map (db m121155) HM
I pledge my head to clearer thinking,
my heart to greater loyalty,
my hands to larger service,
and my health to better living,
for my club, my community
my country and my world.
Responding to the 1918 national contest, Otis Hall, . . . — — Map (db m116017) HM
The Germantown Bank was built in 1922 and was established by Augustus R. Selby, part-owner and manager of the Liberty Milling Company, and Andrew H. Baker, local entrepreneur and head of the A. H. Baker Insurance Company of Washington. Selby was . . . — — Map (db m126711) HM
This little family plot was once on the farm belonging to William Musser. William Musser came to Germantown from Lancaster County, PA as the leader of a group of migrating Germans in 1832. He was the son of George Musser & Anna Maria Graff. The . . . — — Map (db m126713) HM
On this building,
11333 Woodglen Drive,
in Montgomery County
was built in 2004.
This roof provides for reduced energy consumption in the building and also provides for a natural filtration and . . . — — Map (db m113838) HM
National Park Seminary was a resort hotel from 1887 to 1893, a school for young women from 1894 to 1942, and a U.S. Army medical facility from 1942 to 2004. It is now a unique residential community.
The massive Ament Hall, built in 1927, . . . — — Map (db m115990) HM
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission built the Burnt Mills water filtration facility in 1929 to meet increasing demand for clean water in the rapidly-growing Washington. D. C. suburbs.
The two brick Colonial Revival buildings housed . . . — — Map (db m74198) HM
The original concept for Brookside Gardens was to create an arboretum (a site that primarily focuses on trees and other woody plant materials); however after visiting several botanical gardens in New York plus a stop at Longwood Gardens in . . . — — Map (db m114208) HM
What Plants Do You Eat?
It's no secret that humans depend on plants for food. But, have you ever thought about what parts of the plant that you are eating? Take a look at the six basic plant parts:
Seeds, Roots, Stems, Leaves, Flowers . . . — — Map (db m114211)
George Washington Getty was born in Washington, D.C. on October 2, 1819. He graduated from the U.S Military Academy in West Point in 1840 and served in Michigan at Fort Monroe, Virginia. He was a captain of artillery in the Mexican War (1847-48), . . . — — Map (db m113877) HM WM
The Gude Garden (dedicated by Congressman Gilbert Gude to his father and nurseryman, Adolph Gude) has a calming, Asian feel to it -- though it was not designed to be a Japanese garden in the strict sense. Its emphasis on forms (land, water, and . . . — — Map (db m110642)
"Buy 'em by the Bag," the motto urged. For more than half a century, hamburger-hungry customers came to Maryland's first Little Tavern to do just that.
Harry F. Duncan founded Little Tavern Shops, Inc., which specialized in 5’ little . . . — — Map (db m75468) HM
Spring Wildlife--In the spring, a flurry of activity takes place in and around the pond. Animals that were inactive during winter become active as the days get longer and warmer. Many begin selecting territories and mates. The pond is full . . . — — Map (db m110555)
Summer Wildlife--In the summer, animals that were born in spring have left their dens and nests and begin to make their own way in the world.
In the Pond--The pond provides habitat for painted, red-bellied and snapping turtles. . . . — — Map (db m110557)
In 2004, this trail corridor was named in honor of the mother of the modern environmental movement, Rachel Carson. When complete, the Rachel Carson Greenway Trail will be 25 miles long, connecting the Anacostia Trail System in Prince George's . . . — — Map (db m114368) HM
The 1938 Silver Theatre and Silver Spring Shopping Center complex is a landmark of early 20th-century commercial architecture. It profoundly affected the development of suburban Silver Spring as well as helped shape the growth of the region. It . . . — — Map (db m113018) HM
Welcome to the Town of Berwyn Heights
Established in 1888 as a commuter suburb on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, this approximately 1-square mile, residential community was first named Charlton Heights and became Berwyn Heights when . . . — — Map (db m115130) HM
In 1910, civilian aviator and inventor Rex Smith came to the airfield. He started the Rex Smith Aeroplane Company and built a hangar on the field.
In 1911, they were joined by the National Aeroplane Company (NACO), which was formed to give . . . — — Map (db m115072) HM
Electric trolleys or streetcars arrived in College Park along the Rhode Island Avenue right-of-way at the turn of the 20th century. The Old Town neighborhood developed as a streetcar suburb and trolley service continued until 1962, when the DC . . . — — Map (db m115257) HM
Since World War II, Andrews Air Force Base in Camp Springs, Maryland has been known for its special mission — the air transport of senior U.S. government officials, foreign heads of state and other visiting dignitaries. During John F. . . . — — Map (db m127715) HM
1. Oxon Cove Farm & Oxon Hill Farm
Explore farm life and how it's changed over time by visiting the outbuildings and animal pens of a working farm, taking a wagon ride, and by participating in hands-on activities and living history programs. . . . — — Map (db m127703) HM
Laurel was unique in old Prince George's because the town's wealth came from cotton mills, iron foundries, and small industries, rather than tobacco. The Laurel Cotton Mill, the principal industry in Laurel during the early 1900s, employed 400 . . . — — Map (db m127713) HM
Built by developer C.H. Kahmann, for fifty-one years this was Dickbrader Hardware. Since then it has been an eating establishment, housing the Olympia Candy Kitchen, Mealer's Cafe and Cowan's Restaurant. — — Map (db m124313) HM
Kentucky natives William G. and Lucinda Owens came to Missouri in 1818. William soon became the leading politician of newly created Franklin County. In 1827 he purchased a farm and ferry boat at Washington Landing. On July 4, 1829, he began to sell . . . — — Map (db m124370) HM
George Tamm, a German immigrant, bought this lot from Bernard Fricke in 1863. Tamm and his son Charles had their shoe business and residence here until 1925. The addition was added after the Tamms' ownership. — — Map (db m124402) HM
The "Queen of Main Street" was built by the Odd Fellows Hall Association in 1878 on the site of the city's former Concert Hall which had been destroyed by a tornado in 1876. Banks were important tenants; they were very visibly the center of the . . . — — Map (db m124832) HM
German shoemaker Valentine Zerr leased this building to the Bell Telephone Co. for $40 per month from 1909 to 1928. Local and long-distance calls were connected manually on the switchboard. Operators were required to have a good voice and good . . . — — Map (db m124863) HM
The decorative facade, with elaborate stone window surrounds and stone quoining, invites comparison to the fancy sugar pastries and candies sold here from 1879 to 1909 by Henry Pfeiffer, a confectioner from Braunschweig, Germany.
Henry . . . — — Map (db m124864) HM
This building was erected by Peter Glenday from Scotland. Jacob Zeisler, a German immigrant, made this his residence in 1867. Jacob was the proprietor of a successful soda water factory which occupied the two buildings directly behind this one. . . . — — Map (db m124817) HM
There were 10,000 moving picture theaters in the United States in 1909. Half of Americans attended a movie at least once each week, and in some places Americans would pay as much as ten cents admission to see this new form of entertainment. . . . — — Map (db m124505) HM
The unimproved property located at this corner was purchased by brothers, Harry and Eugene Freund during the Spring of 1909. Three days later, the Freund's were granted a building permit to construct a one-story brick odeon designed by William . . . — — Map (db m124461) HM
The Cinderella Building, designed by architect William Wedemeyer was constructed by contractors Joseph G. Bothe and Charles A Welsh in 1913. The property where the building stands was purchased from the Besch family by Harry and Eugene Freund a year . . . — — Map (db m124454) HM
Designed by the architectural firm of Eames and Young, whose work also includes the Palace of Education at the 1904 World's Fair, buildings at Cupples Station, the Masonic Temple on Lindell, and the Marquette Building. Home to the first theater in . . . — — Map (db m124431) HM
Designed by William Lucas and constructed by William Gruenwald. The first restaurant located here was a delicatessen owned by German immigrant Hieronymus Bernhard. The second floor of the building was occupied by a mix of residents and commercial . . . — — Map (db m124436) HM
Constructed by Chapman Realty and Construction Co. and designed by architect Oscar Greishorn. This building features terra cotta cornice ornamentation in the shape of lions' heads. Orpheum Cleaners has been a neighborhood landmark here since the . . . — — Map (db m124441) HM
This townhouse is typical of homes built in working-class neighborhoods during the 1880's. It is tall, narrow and features the then popular mansard roof. The foundation is roughcut stone and the facade is smooth brick with eyebrow arches over the . . . — — Map (db m124507) HM
Resolution Adopted by the Board of Aldermen of the City of St. Louis on September 17, 2017
Whereas, in honor of over 40 years of the Hispanic/Latino cultural economic contributions to the revitalization of Cherokee Street and the . . . — — Map (db m124614) HM
Berkeley High graduate Cedric "The Entertainer" Kyles first performed stand-up comedy at a St. Louis open mic night. His television career began as host of BET's "Comic View" and as co-star of the #1 ranked sitcom "The Steve Harvey Show," for which . . . — — Map (db m124795) HM
Bald cypress trees frame this majestic vista, further
accented by seasonal borders and sensational summer
displays. Built in 1917, the unheated pools feature tropical
water lilies and giant Victoria water lilies when the water
is a consistent 72 . . . — — Map (db m121599) HM
St. Louis-born golf prodigy Judy Torluemke began playing at age 6 and honed her skills at the "Triple A" golf course in Forest Park. Described as one of the best prospects ever in a 1961 "Sports Illustrated" cover article, she turned pro in 1962 and . . . — — Map (db m124932) HM
During the late 1700s, geometric-style gardens were
popular in England. Victorians favored elaborate and colorful
combinations in these formal gardens, lined with bold and
brightly colored plants. Foliage and succulents were typically
combined . . . — — Map (db m121587) HM
The faded lettering on the east side of this building once read "Wehrenberg's." In 1907, Fred Wehrenberg operated a grocery/saloon in this corner storefront. A year later he had rented a vacant storefront nearby on Cherokee and converted it into St. . . . — — Map (db m124468) HM
At age 22, Bob Costas joined KMOX Radio in 1974 to announce St. Louis Spirits' basketball games. During his seven years at KMOX, he honed the skills which fueled his career's meteoric rise. His intelligence, humor and presence led to a longtime . . . — — Map (db m124675) HM
Robert Gibson, once a Harlem Globetrotter, pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1959 until he retired in 1975. Known for his fastball, he struck out 3,117 batters. In his 1968 MVP season, Bob Gibson pitched 28 complete games and 13 shutouts . . . — — Map (db m124693) HM
Often called the greatest front-office strategist in baseball history, Branch Rickey came to the Cardinals in 1917 and turned a losing team into a powerhouse. Believing that "luck is the residue of design," he developed the modern farm system that . . . — — Map (db m124532) HM
Documentary filmmaker Charles Guggenheim started his first production company in St. Louis in 1954. A four-time Oscar winner, he received his first of 12 Academy Award nominations in 1956 for "A City Decides," a film about the integration of St. . . . — — Map (db m124627) HM
Moving to St. Louis at age 14, David Garroway attended University City High School and Washington University. After training as a radio announcer while an NBC page in New York, he worked in Pittsburgh and then Chicago, where he returned after . . . — — Map (db m124531) HM
Ike Turner played a profound role in shaping American music. His band's 1951 single "Rocket 88" is often regarded as the first Rock & Roll records. As a talent scout and A&R man, he discovered or recorded many Blues legends, including Elmore James, . . . — — Map (db m124541) HM
Already nicknamed "Senator" at Country Day High School, St. Louisan John Danforth was elected Missouri's Attorney General in 1968. He won a U.S. Senate seat in 1976 and for the next 18 years unified the Senate on difficult issues, including his . . . — — Map (db m124707) HM
A native son of Affton in St. Louis County, John Goodman studied drama at Southwest Missouri State and later made his mark with distinctive, often hilarious character performances in films such as "True Stories" and "Raising Arizona." Drawing on his . . . — — Map (db m124671) HM
A native of Hungary, Joseph Pulitzer emigrated to the U.S. in 1864 and served in the Union Army during the Civil War. He moved to St. Louis in 1868, to work as a reporter for a German-language newspaper. He bought the bankrupt St. Louis Dispatch in . . . — — Map (db m124929) HM
While studying anthropology at the University of Chicago, Katherine Dunham was also active as a dancer. Field trips to the West Indies allowed her to study native dances and folklore, which she incorporated into her work to form an exotic and unique . . . — — Map (db m124768) HM
Leonard Slatkin studied violin, viola and piano as a child, and made his Carnegie Hall conducting debut at age 22. The leading American conductor of his generation, he was Music Director of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra in 1979. He has earned . . . — — Map (db m124704) HM
Born in Kirkwood, Poet Marianne Moore was profoundly influenced by her early upbringing in the St. Louis area before her family moved to Pennsylvania. One of the most influential Modernists and an inspiration to generations of women poets, Moore is . . . — — Map (db m125038) HM
Born Cornell Haynes, Jr., Nelly formed the St. Lunatics in 1993 with friends from University City High. His 2000 solo debut "Country Grammar" topped the billboard charts, sold over 9 million copies and put St. Louis Hip-Hop in the national . . . — — Map (db m124668) HM
A consummate author with a philosopher's training, William Gass joined the Washington University faculty in 1969 and received an endowed chair in 1979. Gass introduced audiences to his polished, energetic prose with the 1966 novel "Omensetter's . . . — — Map (db m124634) HM
Coming to St. Louis in 1834 to found a Unitarian church, Minister William Greenleaf Eliot devoted his life to improving his adopted city. Eliot was pivotal in developing the public school system and many other educational and philanthropic . . . — — Map (db m124568) HM
Through strategic leadership and funding since 1935, Black entrepreneurs on Parrish Street are active participants in the founding of the Durham Business and Professional Chain, the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People, Black newspapers . . . — — Map (db m126160) HM
Served with distinction as ensign at the Battle of Mobile Bay,
August 7 A.D. MDCCCLXIV In command of the Olympia, flagship of the American fleet at the Battle of Manila Bay
May 1 A.D. MDCCCXC Died at Kobe Japan
A.D. MDCCCXC. His fame is . . . — — Map (db m116408) HM WM
November 11, 1973
men and women
who served honorably
Vietnam Era Conflict
[Bottom plaque:] . . . — — Map (db m116376) WM
Known as the “Dean of American Magicians,” he was mentor and friend to Harry Houdini. Considered the first American magician to become an international star, he performed extensively on five continents, impressing audiences with his . . . — — Map (db m84905) HM
to the students of
Cathedral Preparatory School
who served our country during
World War II
1941 - 1945
Our Honored Dead
Lt. Com. Charles J. Weschler '27
Lt. James Quinn '39
Lt. John May '43
E.M. . . . — — Map (db m116393) WM
The black and white lighthouse on the north pier of the channel to Presque Isle Bay has guided mariners since 1858. Its cast iron was forged in France and replaced a wooden beacon that was destroyed by a schooner in a 1857 storm. No other surviving . . . — — Map (db m116434) HM
Saving the Day
During the famous naval Battle of Erie, Perry's ship Lawrence led the charge into the British fleet that controlled the lake. After Lawrence was disabled by enemy fire, Perry and four men of his crew rowed through . . . — — Map (db m116415) HM WM
Alexandria was established by Virginia's colonial assembly in 1749, over four decades the U.S. Congress authorized creation of a national capital on the banks of the Potomac River. Once the final site for the Federal city was selected by President . . . — — Map (db m115707) HM
The Alexandria Library's Kate Waller Barrett Branch (2 blocks north, 1 block east) and the Alexandria Black History Museum (6 blocks north) have an unusual shared history. The library building was constructed in 1938 and named for Dr. Kate Waller . . . — — Map (db m115715) HM
Dr. Bernard Stier, O.D. (1930-2005), practiced optometry at this address from the late 1950s to 1998. Dr. Stier moved his practice here after practicing at 716 King Street with his uncle, Dr. Moses Katz, O.D. (1913-1957). A longtime Alexandrian, Dr. . . . — — Map (db m115717) HM
Discover the spirit of Alexandria that has been making history for well over two centuries
Founded in 1749, Alexandria was the center of commercial and political activity for early patriots such as George Washington as the seeds of the . . . — — Map (db m115776) HM
English settlers built several plantations on the site in the 18th century. The land, much owned by the Swann and Daingerfield families, became part of Alexandria County, D.C. with the creation of the District of Columbia in 1791, and retroceded . . . — — Map (db m115145) HM
When the Washington, Alexandria & Mount Vernon Railway announced plans in 1892 that included tracks between Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, the flat, open land north of Alexandria became a logical site for a new community. The development firm . . . — — Map (db m115147) HM
Constructed in 1872 for a North Methodist Episcopal congregation, this building ushered in a church building period in Herndon. By 1915 six churches served Herndon's growing population around its historic center. After 67 years at this location and . . . — — Map (db m126640) HM
Laura Ratcliffe, a spy for noted Confederate officers J.E.B. Stuart and John S. Mosby, lived here at Merrybrook after the Civil War. It is the only known remaining house associated with her. During the war, she lived two-and-a-half miles south of . . . — — Map (db m126642) HM WM
(front side, left panel)
This is W&OD Trail: Herndon!
The 100-ft wide W&OD has been called "the skinniest park" in Virginia. But it is also one of the longest parks, 45 miles of paved trail for walking, running, cycling and . . . — — Map (db m115846) HM
On July 16, 1970 — two days after county residents voted to raise their own taxes to buy this land — bulldozers began uprooting trees to replace this forest with 309 houses. The development plan failed because of a fight waged by . . . — — Map (db m125175) HM
It could be called "education hill" given the assortment of learning institutions that have been located on the crest of an area bounded by the Dutch Cemetery on the west and WV9 on the south. Part of the Green Addition to town, it was known as Mt. . . . — — Map (db m117312) HM
James Smith of York, Pa., one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He was a member of the Continental congress and a Brigadier General in the Pennsylvania militia. Smith was a leader in the Pennsylvania black country from the outbreak . . . — — Map (db m117382) HM
William Weathers, a farmer and blacksmith from Berkely County. He sold half the lot in 1785, the other half in 1795, and bought the entire lot back before 1798. Weathers bought Lot #97 the same day.
Lot #3: Conveyed by the Trustees of the . . . — — Map (db m117411) HM
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