John Paul Jones

Statue: John Paul Jones (July 6, 1747 – July 18, 1792) Location: 17th Street and Independence Avenue, NW (Potomac Park) Sculptor: Charles Niehaus, New York...

John Witherspoon

Statue: John Witherspoon, born Scotland, February 5, 1722 – died New Jersey, 1794 Location: Connecticut Avenue, 18th Street and N Street, NW (Dupont Circle, south)...

Robert A. Taft Memorial and Carillon

Robert Alphonso Taft (September 8, 1889 – July 31, 1953) Sculptor: Wheeler Williams, New York Architect, Douglas William Orr, New Haven, Conn. Bells: molded by...

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

Located at 9th and Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, the building now known as the Hill Center was built in 1866 as a Naval Hospital. The Navy...

St. Thomas Parish

I recently attended a presentation at St. Thomas Parish, the Episcopal church at 1772 Church Street, NW., organized by the DC Preservation League and given...

WalkingTownDC

I recently gave a tour of Meridian Hill Park as part of WalkingTownDC – a 10-day festival of tours organized by Cultural Tourism DC. If...

Rock Creek Park Planetarium

The only planetarium in the National Park System is located in Rock Creek Park at the Nature Center. Learn more: http://www.nps.gov/rocr/...

Louis Jacque Daguerre

A statue for Louis Jacque Daguerre, for whom the daguerreotype is named, was first proposed in January 1890 by the Photographer Association of America. The...