Fountains and Ford’s Theater

Jenny our faithful teacher is the hostess for Alpahbe-Thursday.

Here’s another A-Z stamp from the Postal Museum in Washington D.C. F is for Firsts!

Also from D.C. are my other choices for the letter F, fountains and the Ford Theater.

This is the fountain at Dupont Circle. In 1871 the Corps of Engineers began construction of Dupont Circle itself which at the time was called Pacific Circle. In 1882 Congress authorized a memorial statue of Rear Admiral Samuel Francis duPont in recognition of his Civil War service. The bronze statue was erected in 1884. In 1921 the statue of Dupont was replaced by a double-tiered white marble fountain. It was designed by sculptor Daniel Chester French and architect Henry Bacon. Three classical figures, symbolizing the Sea, the Stars and the Wind are carved on the fountain’s central shaft.

Ford’s Theater where President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth.

On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., where Abraham and Mary Todd were attending the play Our American Cousin. He died at 7:22 a.m. the following day, April 15th, at the Peterson Boarding House across the street from Ford’s Theatre.

 

Photobucket replaced all my photos with blurred out versions and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

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15 thoughts on “Fountains and Ford’s Theater

  1. My DC based employer company had an office one block over from the theater. Each time I had to fly to DC for meeting I would promise myself I would go inside the theater for a change.
    Never made it…Drat! I did get to be there when the cherry blossoms suddenly popped open; snow one day, heat the next and boom! The flowers all opened in one day!

  2. I haven’t been to Washington D. C. since 2000. It is such a wonderful place to visit! I can’t wait to return. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Dupont Circle! I used to go there with my friends from high school. I don’t remember being inside Ford’s Theater, but on the other hand, I can’t imagine missing it. You see, I grew up not far away in Maryland.

  4. What a fun and fascinating stop this week.

    I’ve been to Washington DC but not seen these sights. I can’t remember why we couldn’t get into Ford’s Theater when we were there.

    You took me on a lovely trip, though, and I didn’t even have to put my shoes on for it!

    Thank you for that, and thank you for linking to Alphabe-Thursday this week.

    A+

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