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RHODE'S Tavern, Plaque marking the former location east of the Treasury Dept in Washington, D.C.

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SITE OF WASHINGTON, D.C.'S, FIRST ELECTION, JUNE 7, 1802
THIS MARKER PLACED BY THE RHODES TAVERN - D.C. HERITAGE SOCIETY JUNE 7, 2002

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SITE OF RHODES TAVERN 1799 - 1984 BUILT IN 1799, IN THE HOPE THAT THE NEW CAPITAL WOULD BECOME A GREAT CITY OPENED AS A TAVERN AND INN BY WILLIAM RHODES, 1801 WASHINGTON'S FIRST 'TOWN HALL,' WHERE WHITE HOUSE ARCHITECT JAMES HOBAN AND OTHER CITIZENS MET TO PETITION CONGRESS FOR REPRESENTATION AND LOCALY ELECTED GOVERNMENT, 1801 POLLING PLACE IN FIRST CITY COUNCIL ELECTION, 1802 EARLY BOARDING HOUSE USED BY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, 1807 - 1814 SPARED THE TORCH DURING THE BRITISH BURNING OF WASHINGTON, 1814 FIRST HOME OF THE BANK OF THE METROPOLIS, 1814 - 1836, AND OF RIGGS BANK, 1840 - 1845 WASHINGTON STOCK EXCHANGE, 1881 - 1884 NATIONAL PRESS CLUB, 1909 - 1914; VISITED BY PRESIDENT'S THEODORE ROOSEVELT WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, AND WOODROW WILSON WITNESS TO EVERY INAUGURAL PARADE FROM THOMAS JEFFERSON'S IN 1805 UNTIL RONALD REAGAN'S IN 1981 BALLOT INITIATIVE TO PRESERVE THE BUILDING APPROVED BY WASHINGTON CITIZENS, 1983 RAZED, 1984 THIS MARKER PLACED BY THE RHODES TAVERN - D.C. HERITAGE SOCIETY, JUNE 7, 1999, WITH THE HELP OF PENNIES COLLECTED BY D.C. PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS

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History, American
Location: F & 15th Sts. NW Washington, D.C.

Nearest Metro: McPherson Square (Orange - Blue - Silver) (click station name for all sculptures nearby) (dcMem ID #770 )

Links & other sources
GWU.edu mention of Rhodes Tavern
Treasury Dept website

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