At 1740 New Hampshire Ave.

At 1740 New Hampshire Ave. (HM1RBO)

Location: Washington, DC 20009
Country: United States of America

N 38° 54.84', W 77° 2.303'

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Dupont Circle

— Diverse Visions / One Neighborhood —

(above) stands the Dove House (1898). The private home has been converted into a 12-unit condominium, including a single unit with a loft in the former high-ceilinged ballroom.The Art Deco Carlyle Suites at 1731 New Hampshire Ave., built as the St. Charles Hotel, was a campaign center for both major parties in 1940, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term.Along New Hampshire Ave. from this call box to Dupont Circle are nearly a dozen embassies and as many headquarters of national organizations - all in mansions built around 1900.A block east at 1720 16th St. is the Toutorsky House, built 1892-94 for Associate Justice Henry B. Brown. In the mid-1940s Golda Meir lived there while working for Israeli statehood. Later Basil Toutorsky operated a music academy from the house.
Sidebar:Fire Alarm Boxes such as this one (originally painted red) were installed in the District after the Civil War. Telegraphs transmitted the box number (top) to a fire alarm center. This system was used until the 1970s when the boxes were converted to a telephone system. By the 1990s, the callbox system had been replaced by the 911 system and was abandoned.
Fire Fact January 29, 1922
An alarm sounded for roofs collapsing on nearby dwellings at 18th and T Sts. Only one fire officer, George S. Watson, was able to respond and found no casualties. All other fire companies were at 18th St. and Columbia Rd., NW, removing the hundreds of injuried and dead from the Knickerbocker Theather, whose roof had collapsed from the weight of a massive snowstorm.Fire Department information and images courtesy of Capitol Fire MuseumCaption: George S. WatsonArtist Cornelia Archley"My imagery comes from my life experiences, the colors, from my heart. I live in Dupont Circle for 15 years and I traded my photographic skills for dance classes at Joy of Motion. Many of those photos were of the fountain at the circle."Tour guide, map and artist information for all 22 boxes available at: www.DupontCircleCallBox.com
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HM NumberHM1RBO
Marker Number244
Placed ByArt on Call
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323271 N 4309208
Decimal Degrees38.91400000, -77.03838333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.84', W 77° 2.303'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 50.4" N, 77° 2' 18.18" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1739-1799 17th St NW, Washington DC 20009, US
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