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Delaware (Sussex County), Lewes — Frederick E. Hudson — November 29, 1923 - February 18, 2008 — "Fred"
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
Delaware (Sussex County), Lewes — Lewes Maritime History Trail
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
Delaware (Sussex County), Milton — SC-244 — Mansion Farmer: the David Robbins Homestead
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — Archaeology in Adams Morgan — Surveying the Cemeteries in Walter Pierce Park, 2005-2013
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Anacostia — 12 — The Big Chair — An East-of-the-River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Fort Bunker Hill
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Franciscan Monastery
Franciscan Monastery D.C. Historic Preservation Division Landmark Designee November 8, 1964 National Register of Historic Places Designee January 17, 1991 — Map (db m111786) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — The Jackson H. Gerhart House — Engine Company 17 — Constructed 1902 - Renovated 2007
The Jackson H. Gerhart House Engine Company 17 Constructed 1902 Renovated 2007 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
District of Columbia (Washington), Burleith — The Evolution of Burleith
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Chinatown — Lin Han, noodle master — Chinatown Express Restaurant
Chinatown Express Restaurant 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
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — 2 of 19 — Amusement Palace — Cultural Convergence — Columbia Heights Heritage Trail
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Congress Heights — Congress Heights School — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 3100 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue, SE
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — The Blair House — Erected 1824
1836 home of Francis Preston Blair Editor of Globe Also of Montgomery Blair Attorney for Dred Scott Postmaster General in the Cabinet of Abraham Lincoln Occupied by George Bancroft, Historian General Robert E. Lee was . . . — Map (db m113099) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — The Entrance Gardens
The entrance gardens created in 1988 are a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Jack Carroll Massey Nashville, Tennessee — Map (db m113100) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 2019 Q Street NW
Built in 1910 in the Italian Renaissance Revival manner by the American architect, Waddy Wood, as his residence. Restored in 2002. — Map (db m112667) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Hιlθne De Beir
. . . — Map (db m112636) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Alexander Ray House — 1925 F Street Club
This large free-standing townhouse was built in 1849, and is one of the few remaining houses with Greek Revival elements in the city. — Map (db m116985) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Eloy Alfaro
Eloy Alfaro Presidente del Ecuador 1842-1912 Ilustre Americanista Adalid de las Libertades Publicas y Defensor de los Derechos Civiles Left side: La Embajada del Ecuador y la Misiσn ante la OEA . . . — Map (db m114939) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Gabriela Mistral
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District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — George Gamow — Professor Of Physics at The George Washington University — from 1934 to 1956
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Liberty Baptist Church
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — National Academy of Sciences — More Than a Century of Public Service as Advisors to the nation
"... 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
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Nineteenth Street Baptist Church
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — The IMF
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — The Octagon
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Forest Hills — Peirce Mill — Rock Creek Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
[Front:] 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
District of Columbia (Washington), Forest Hills — Rock Creek Park
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Forest Hills — Site of the National Bureau of Standards — Forest Hills Neighborhood Art on Call
Forest Hills Neighborhood Art on Call Site of 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
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Dumbarton United Methodist Church — One of America's Oldest Methodist Societies
Front: 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
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Freed Slave and Future President
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Herring Hill
Herring Hill 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
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — La Casa Latina — Georgetown University — Center for Multicultural Equity & Access
In 2016 La Casa Latina was established with support of the Latinx Leadership Forum. La Casa Latina is a space for community building, identity exploration and advocacy. — Map (db m118012) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Potomac No. 5
Potomac No. 5 F.A.A.M. Chartered April 21, 1789 Potomac Lodge has occupied this site since 1859 — Map (db m110023) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Suter Home
Built c. 1801 - 1806 by John or Alexander Suter, sons of John Suter, owner of Suter's Tavern — Map (db m121205) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — The History of Canal Square
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Glover Park — Holy Rood Cemetery — Established 1832
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Kalorama Triangle — 13 of 18 — "Best Addresses" — Roads to Diversity — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail
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
District of Columbia (Washington), LeDroit Park — 16 of 16 — The Doctor Is In — Worthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail
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
District of Columbia (Washington), LeDroit Park — 5 of 16 — The University Next Door — Worthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail
Front: 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
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Logan Circle Cistern and BayScape — A Tool for Stormwater Management
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — 10 of 15 — The Artistic Life — A Fitting Tribute — Logan Circle Heritage Trail
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Pleasant — 6 — At Home and Abroad — The War Years 1941-45
6 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
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Pleasant — 11 of 17 — Defying the Restrictive Covenants — Village in the City — Mount Pleasant Heritage Trail
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Pleasant — Francis Asbury — 1745-1816 — Pioneer Methodist Bishop in America
South side of statue: Francis Asbury 1745-1816 Pioneer Methodist Bishop in America East side of statue: His continuous journey through cities, villages and settlements from 1771 to 1816 greatly promoted . . . — Map (db m111856) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Pleasant — 1 — Nacotchtank Family at the Piney Branch Quarry, ca. 1600
1 Nacotchtank Family at the Piney Branch Quarry, ca. 1600 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
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Pleasant — 4 of 17 — Sacred Heart Academy — Village in the City — Mount Pleasant Heritage Trail
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Pleasant — 6 of 17 — Village Life — Village in the City — Mount Pleasant Heritage Trail
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Vernon Square — 15 of 17 — On the Path — Midcity at the Crossroads — Shaw Heritage Trail
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1804-1806 — Meriwether Lewis, William Clark
1804-1806 Meriweather Lewis William Clark 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
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1830 — John B. Jervis
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1859
The Nationals Baseball Club of Washington, D.C. is founded by a group, including government clerks, only 13 years after the first rules of the game were established. — Map (db m114053) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1865-1869
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1869 — Theodore Judah
Theodore Judah's lobbying and surveying efforts are rewarded when the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads are joined at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory. — Map (db m112749) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1901 — Transportation Walk
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1908 — Elmer Sperry
Sperry develops a gyrostabilizer then gyrocompass, then the gyroscopic-guided automatic pilot, which keeps ships, airplanes, and now spacecraft on course. — Map (db m112761) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1911 — Charles Kettering
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1927 — Charles Lindbergh
Lindbergh makes the first non-stop, solo transatlantic flight. It takes 33 hours and 30 minutes in the specially built Spirit of St. Louis. He wins the $25,000 Orteig prize. — Map (db m112775) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 1983 — Sally Ride
1983 Sally Ride 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
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — 2004 — Burt Rutan, Michael W. Melvill, Brian Binnie
2004 Burt Rutan Michael W. Melvill Brian Binnie 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
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Foundry
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — USS Sequoia, USS Memphis, Skipjack, Canal Barge, USS Constitution — Transportation Walk
USS Sequoia 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
District of Columbia (Washington), North Cleveland Park — Early Homes — Tenleytown, DC — Country Village to City Neighborhood
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
District of Columbia (Washington), North Cleveland Park — Wormely Family Estate Site — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 3530 Van Ness Street, NW
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Man with Briefcase — 1987-88 — Cor-Ten steel
Man with Briefcase 1987-88 Cor-Ten steel Jonathan Borofsky 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
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — Andrew F. Hilyer Residence Site — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Pleasant Plains — Merriweather Home for Children — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, D.C. — 733 Euclid Street, NW
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — African American Civil War Memorial — African American Civil War Museum Freedom Foundation
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — Infantry / With Freedom Came Their Churches
(front) Infantry 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
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — 14 of 14 — Riots to Renaissance — City Within a City — Greater U Street Heritage Trail
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Alberto Santos-Dumont
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District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — 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 — 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 — Simσn Bolνvar (1783-1830)
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District of Columbia (Washington), Smithsonian National Zoo — A Capital Bird
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Smithsonian National Zoo — Smithsonian's National Zoo — 125 Years
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Southeast Washington — An Anacostia River That's Clean Doesn't Have to be a Dream
[Image caption:] 2005 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
District of Columbia (Washington), Southeast Washington — Ship's Propeller, Airplane Propeller, Truck Wheel — Transportation Walk
Ship's Propeller 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
District of Columbia (Washington), Southeast Washington — This mural celebrates the return of the indigenous plants and wildlife...
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — A Historic Landscape — United States Botanic Garden
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Knapp Memorial Arch
Knapp Memorial Arch In recognition of the public service of Seaman A. Knapp in extension work for the Department of Agriculture from 1899 to 1911. — Map (db m110421) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Rain Garden — United States Botanic Garden
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)
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — 6 of 17 — St. Dominic Church: Community Anchor — River Farms to Urban Towers — Southwest Heritage Trail
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Tenleytown — Jeju Dolhareubang
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Tenleytown — U.S. Navy Bomb Disposal School
This Mark of Commendation is awarded to The American University For effective co-operation in training naval personnel during World War II U.S. Navy Bomb Disposal School . . . — Map (db m117830) WM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — A Monumental Legacy — National Mall and Memorial Parks
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
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — 26/7920 — George Rivera — Pojoaque Pueblo
George Rivera Pojoaque Pueblo Buffalo Dancer II Case bronze, ed. 2/4 26/7920 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
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Phoebe Waterman Haas — Public Observatory
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
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Saturn
Top section of the marker: Saturn 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)
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Sun
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)
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — The American Elm that Grew Along with America
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
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Washington: The City — National Mall and Memorial Parks
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
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Plaza
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
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Sculpture Garden
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
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — When does pollination happen?
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)
District of Columbia (Washington), Trinidad — District of Columbia Fire Department — Engine Company 10, Truck Company 13, Ambulance 10
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
District of Columbia (Washington), Trinidad — The City Woman — Artist: Felix Osuchukwu — 2009
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
District of Columbia (Washington), U Street Corridor — Black Broadway
@artblocdc #artblocdc Jumbo Slice Pizza 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
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — "Preservation Was A Fight!" — Annapolis Charter 300 1708-2008 — Commemorating the 1708 Royal Charter under Queen Anne to the City of Annapolis
"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
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Beyond the Bridge — City Dock — The Neighborhood of Eastport
1870 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
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Blue Angels
[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
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Cap'n Herbie Sadler — The Legacy of an Eastport Waterman
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
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Class of 1956 Memorial Plaza
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
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Oysters: Vital to Nature. Vital to Our Future.
"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
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Oysters: Vital to the Lifeline of the Chesapeake
1600's Captain John Smith and the Jamestown Expedition wrote: Oysters "lay on the ground as thick as stones." 1700's Chesapeake traveler Francis Louis Michel wrote: "The abundance of oysters is incredible." 1870-1890 . . . — Map (db m114862) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — This thirty-two pounder iron cannon barrel
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
Maryland, Baltimore — Baltimore Equitable Society
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m115208) HM
Maryland, Baltimore — Saint Mary's World Wars I and II Memorial
In memory of the members of Saint Mary's Parish who served our country in the World Wars Let us pray for those who made the supreme sacrifice — Map (db m128737) WM
Maryland, Baltimore — Welcome — Heritage Walk
(front) 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
Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — A Civil Rights Milestone
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
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — Gettysburg Campaign — Invasion & Retreat — Maryland Civil War Trails
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
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — In Memory of All American Veterans
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
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — Potters Field — 1850-1960s
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
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — The Trumbo-Chrest House
The Trumbo-Chrest House has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m114397) HM
Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Station Stops: The Underground Railroad — Underground Railroad — 1849 - 1858
William Still 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 Still’s parents and their young daughter fled to New Jersey before . . . — Map (db m117270) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Frederick — Amelung Glass Works — 3½ Miles →
First glass manufactury in Maryland. Established by John Frederick Amelung of Bremen, Germany in 1784. George Washington wrote enthusiastically about it to Thomas Jefferson. — Map (db m117294) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Myersville — Explore Maryland In Search of Adventure
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
Maryland (Frederick County), Myersville — The Battle of Antietam
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
Maryland (Frederick County), Thurmont — Blue Blazes Whiskey Trail — Catoctin Mountain Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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
Maryland (Frederick County), Thurmont — Preparing the Hearth — Catoctin Mountain Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Chevy Chase — The 4-H Club Pledge
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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Germantown — The Germantown Bank
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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Germantown — The Musser Cemetery
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
Maryland (Montgomery County), North Bethesda — 11333 Woodglen Drive
On this building, 11333 Woodglen Drive, the first "Green Roof" 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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Ament Hall — National Park Seminary
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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Burnt Mills
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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Conservatory — 1969
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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Garden Lunch/Recess Lessons — School's Outside
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)
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — General George W. Getty, U.S.A.
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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Gude Garden — 1973
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)
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Burger King — Silver Spring Entrepreneurs — Silver Heritage Georgia Avenue
"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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Pond in Spring — Brookside Nature Center
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)
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Pond in Summer — Brookside Nature Center
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)
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Rachel Carson Greenway
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
Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — The Silver Spring Shopping Center
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
Maryland (Prince George's County), Berwyn Heights — Town of Berwyn Heights — Anacostia Trails Heritage Area
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
Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — General Aviation
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
Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Trolley Trail — City of College Park
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
Maryland (Prince George's County), Laurel — Montpelier
The home of Major Snowden. Original Grant 1686. George Washington stopped here May 9 and September 21, 1787 on his way to and returning from the Constitutional Convention. — Map (db m128069) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — Andrews Air Force Base
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
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — Discover Gorgeous Southern Prince George's
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
Maryland (Prince George's County), Oxon Hill — Laurel
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
Missouri (Franklin County), Washington — Dickbrader Hardware — c. 1860
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
Missouri (Franklin County), Washington — Edward G. Busch Building — 1887
Busch entered the implement and hardware business in 1882 and built this structure five years later. He also served as a three-term mayor for the City of Washington. — Map (db m124324) HM
Missouri (Franklin County), Washington — Lucinda Owens Memorial
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
Missouri (Franklin County), Washington — Marie Krog House — 1896
Miss Krog taught German in the Washington Public Schools and piano lessons out of her home. She built this attractive home and lived here until her death in 1917. — Map (db m124407) HM
Missouri (Franklin County), Washington — Tamm Building — c. 1864
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
Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — 117 South Main — Odd Fellows Hall — 1878 • Builder H. C. Bode
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
Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — 215 North Main — Bell Telephone Office • 1909-1957 — 1866 • Valentine Zerr
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
Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — 219 North Main — The Hub Clothing • 1916-1980 — 1879 • Henry Pfeiffer
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
Missouri (St. Charles County), St. Charles — Glenday/Zeisler Home — Built circa 1820 — Historic Marker, St. Charles, Missouri
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
Missouri, St. Louis — 2014 Cherokee — Moving Picture Tent — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
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
Missouri, St. Louis — 2701-2703 Cherokee Street — Favorite Amusement Company
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
Missouri, St. Louis — 2731 Cherokee Street — The Cinderella Building
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
Missouri, St. Louis — 3101-13 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1909
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
Missouri, St. Louis — 3141-45 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1909
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
Missouri, St. Louis — 3190-98 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1906
Designed by architect W.A. Lucas. This building's original tenant was a barbershop and has remained the same for over 110 years. — Map (db m124439) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 3197-99 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1909
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
Missouri, St. Louis — K — At Home On Cherokee — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
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
Missouri, St. Louis — Calle Cherokee
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
Missouri, St. Louis — Cedric the Entertainer — Born April 24, 1964
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
Missouri, St. Louis — Central Axis
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
Missouri, St. Louis — Judy Rankin — Born February 18, 1945
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
Missouri, St. Louis — Kresko Family Victorian Garden
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
Missouri, St. Louis — X — The First Nickelodeon — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
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
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Bob Costas — Born March 22, 1952
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
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Bob Gibson — Born November 9, 1935
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
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Branch Rickey — Born December 20, 1881
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
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Charles Guggenheim — Born March 31, 1924
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
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Dave Garroway — Born July 13, 1913
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
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Ike Turner — Born November 5, 1931
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
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — John Danforth — Born September 5, 1936
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
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — John Goodman — Born June 20, 1952
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
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Joseph Pulitzer — Born April 10, 1847
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
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Katherine Dunham — Born June 22, 1909
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
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Leonard Slatkin — Born September 1, 1944
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
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Marianne Moore — Born November 15, 1887
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
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — Nelly — Born November 2, 1974
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
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — William Gass — Born July 30, 1924
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
Missouri (St. Louis County), University City — William Greenleaf Eliot — Born August 5, 1811
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
North Carolina (Durham County), Durham — Empowering and Diverse Opportunities
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
Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Charles Vernon Gridley — Captain V.S.N.
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
Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Erie County Vietnam Memorial
[Top plaque:] This memorial erected November 11, 1973 by the citizens of Erie County in appreciation to the men and women who served honorably in the Vietnam Era Conflict [Bottom plaque:] . . . — Map (db m116376) WM
Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Harry Kellar — (1849-1922)
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
Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — Pro Deo Et Patria
Gratefully dedicated 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
Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — The North Pier Head Light
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
Pennsylvania (Erie County), Erie — U.S. Brig Niagara — A 200 Year Story
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
Virginia, Alexandria — Alexandria, D.C. — City of Alexandria Est. 1749
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
Virginia, Alexandria — Barrett Library/Black History Museum
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
Virginia, Alexandria — Dr. Bernard Stier, O.D. (1930-2005)
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
Virginia, Alexandria — Living History
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
Virginia, Alexandria — Potomac Yard History — 1908 Town of Potomac 1929
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
Virginia, Alexandria — The Town of Potomac — 1908 Town of Potomac 1929
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
Virginia (Fairfax County), Herndon — Herndon's First Church
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
Virginia (Fairfax County), Herndon — Laura Ratcliffe — Civil War Spy — Virginia Civil War Trails
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
Virginia (Fairfax County), Herndon — This is W&OD Trail: Herndon!
(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
Virginia (Fairfax County), McLean — Burling Defenders
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
West Virginia (Morgan County), Berkeley Springs — Community Services Building — Bath District High School
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
West Virginia (Morgan County), Berkeley Springs — James Smith — Lot #86
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
West Virginia (Morgan County), Berkeley Springs — William Weathers — Lot #3
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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