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The Octagon Once was the city residence of wealthy Virginia landowner Colonel John Tayloe III. After the British burned the White House and other government buildings, President James Madison accepted Tayloe's invitation to use the Octagon as a te…
Erected about 1828 under direction of Charles Bulfinch, Architect of the Capitol, this gate house stood until 1874 with another (now at 15th and Constitution Avenue) at the west entrance to the Capitol Grounds.
Under the provisions of theHistoric Sites Act of August 21, 1935,This site possesses exceptional valuein commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States.U.S. Department of the InteriorNational Park Service1972
The Bernard Baruch Bench of Inspiration Dedicated in honor of Mr. Baruch's 90th Birthday — August 1960 For his inspiring devotion to country and distinguished service to boyhood by both the National Capitol Area Council and the Boy Scouts of…
inscription, south face of base:Jos? ArtigasFather of the Independence of Uruguay inscription, north face of base:From the people of Uruguayto the peopleof the United Statesof America inscriptions, on basin rim:"The liberty of America is my …
The Home of the Pan American Unionthe international organization of thetwenty one American RepublicsErected 1908 - 1910through the munificence of Andrew Carnegie____________Elihu RootSecretary of State andChairman of the Governing Board Albert …
[Inscription on south face of pedestal:] LibertadorGeneral Jos? de San Mart?n [Inscriptions on two panels in the south side of base:] Homenaje al LibertadorGeneral D. Jos? de San Mart?ndel Presidente de la Nacion ArgentinaDr. Carlos Saul…
Panel 1, east side of pedestal, facing 17th St.: Ysabel I La CatolicaReina de Castillade Aragonde las Islas y Tierra Firme del Mar Oceano Panel 2, upper west side of pedestal, facing OAS Hdqts.: Esta estatua fue restaurada con elpatrocini…
On August 23, 2011, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake centered in Virginia sent tremors throughout eastern North America. This seismic activity affected a number of Washington, D.C. landmarks, including the Washington Monument. National Park Service engi…