Civil War to Civil Rights
— Downtown Heritage Trail —This urban oasis exists because President Andrew Jackson needed water. The site of excellent springs (a rare commodity in the early city when everyone was dependent on private wells), this square was purchased by the federal government in 1832 so that it could pipe fresh water to the White House. It was an arrangement that lasted until 1898, well after the city had a piped water supply from above Great Falls on the Potomac River.
|Series||This marker is part of the Civil War to Civil Rights series|
|Placed By||Cultural Tourism DC|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 11:23pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 324014 N 4307894|
|Decimal Degrees||38.90231667, -77.02948333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 54.139', W 77° 1.769'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 54' 8.34" N, 77° 1' 46.14" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1300 K St NW, Washington DC 20005, US|
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