Theodore Roosevelt Island, named for the 26th President, is the largest presidential memorial in D.C., in terms of acreage. It is an island in the middle of the Potomac River, and is located in Washington, D.C., because the Virginia state line begins at the southern shore of the Potomac.
On the west side of Fifteenth Street, NW, just north of Constitution Avenue, NW, is a plain, granite stone dedicated in 1936 in memory of the patentees who gave their land to create the Nation’s Capital. The memorial is inscribed with the names of the 18 original patentees here, who lived before 1700.
Fort McNair was built in 1791, and is the third oldest Army installation in continuous use since the founding of the United States. The other two are West Point and Carlisle barracks, Carlisle, Pa. The installation has been an arsenal, a penitentiary, a hospital, a troop training post, and now a center for higher education….
April is National Poetry Month. And along with the 30 ways to celebrate national poetry month, there are also memorials you can visit in Washington, D.C. that honor poets. Four statues honor poets in D.C., Henry Wordsworth Longfellow, Dante Alighieri,Kahlil Gibran, and Taras Schevchenko. All are located in the northwest quadrant, and the styles range…
It’s opening weekend of baseball … Every President since Taft has thrown out at least one ceremonial first ball or pitch, usually for Opening Day. Here are photos of Taft up to Carter throwing out the first pitch.