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History in a House. If a house could talk, what tales would it tell? The private residence at 415 M Street, to your left, would tell of hundreds of Shaw residents who came here to play and worship. . . The house at 415 was built in the 1860s fo…
A descendant of the original tree whose fruit gave inspirational impetus to Isaac Newton's theory of gravitational forces was nurtured by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and transplanted here on the grounds of the National Bureau of Standards o…
The granite bench before you commemorates the scholarship, wisdom and skilled diplomacy of Jean Jules Jusserand, French Ambassador to the United States from 1902 to 1925. The memorial's inscription, "Personal Tribute of Esteem and Affectcion" refl…
The Cairo apartment house, built in 1894, was (and remains) the tallest privately owned building in Washington. At 156 feet, it towered over its neighbors, prompting laws limiting building heights. Local architect Thomas Franklin Schneider packed …
The large building that wraps around this corner was constructed as a department store in 1892 by Elizabeth A. Haines. She proudly advertised it as "the largest store in the world, built, owned and controlled by a woman." Back then extended famili…
The Budapest Lad (Pesti Srac) statue was erected on October 16, 2016, in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight.
The Embassy of Hungary gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the follow…
Dedicated in memory of the Founder of HEROES Incorporated, an organization created solely for the purpose of caring for survivors of fallen firefighters and law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in the Metropolitan Washington Region.…
Built c. 1801 - 1806
by John or Alexander Suter,
sons of John Suter,
owner of Suter's Tavern
The original Canal House was built in 1878 to store the feed and horses of the Georgetown Railroad Company. In the 1890's it was converted into a power generating plant for public transit. Today the Canal House stands as another example of the his…
To the memory of
S/Sgt. Richard F. Hoffman, A.A.F.
Killed in action, Pacific Mar.20.1944
all Georgetown Heroes of World War II
This copley tree seat is
by his parents September 10, 1945.