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Walter E. Washington Convention Center - Washington, DC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 38° 54.260 W 077° 01.430
18S E 324509 N 4308107
Quick Description: Washington DC's convention center.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 5/2/2019 2:17:32 PM
Waymark Code: WM10G46
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 3

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About the place:

Taken from Wikipedia, "The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is a 2,300,000-square-foot (210,000 m2) convention center located in Washington, D.C., owned and operated by the city's convention arm, Events DC. Designed in a joint venture by the Atlanta-based architecture firm Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates, Washington, DC- based architects Devrouax & Purnell Architects Planners PC and Mariani and Associates, the convention center is located in a superblock bounded by Mount Vernon Square and 7th, 9th and N streets, N.W. It is served by the Mount Vernon Square station on the Yellow and Green lines of the Washington Metro. It was completed in 2003."

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About the person:

Taken from Wikipedia, "Walter Edward Washington (April 15, 1915 – October 27, 2003) was an American civil servant and politician. He was chief executive of Washington, D.C. from 1967 to 1979, serving as the first and only Mayor-Commissioner from 1967 to 1974 and as the first home-rule mayor of the District of Columbia from 1974 to 1979.

After a career in public housing in Washington, DC and New York City, he was appointed as mayor-commissioner of Washington, D.C. in 1967. He was the last mayor of Washington to be appointed by the President.

Congress had passed a law granting home rule to the capital, while reserving some authorities. Washington won the first mayoral election in 1974, and served until 1979."

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Year it was dedicated: 2003

Location of Coordinates: Convention Center

Type of place/structure you are waymarking: Building

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