Columbus Circle (Washington, D.C.)

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Columbus Circle
Location
Washington, DC
Roads at
junction:
Massachusetts Avenue NE
Louisiana Avenue NE
Delaware Avenue NE
1st Street NE
E Street NE
Construction
Type:Traffic circle
Maintained by:DDOT
 
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Columbus Circle
Location
Washington, DC
Roads at
junction:
Massachusetts Avenue NE
Louisiana Avenue NE
Delaware Avenue NE
1st Street NE
E Street NE
Construction
Type:Traffic circle
Maintained by:DDOT
Columbus Circle
In the center of Columbus Circle is the Columbus Fountain, a monument to Christopher Columbus.
Coordinates38°53′47.04″N 77°0′23.76″W / 38.8964000°N 77.0066000°W / 38.8964000; -77.0066000Coordinates: 38°53′47.04″N 77°0′23.76″W / 38.8964000°N 77.0066000°W / 38.8964000; -77.0066000
Built1912
Governing bodyprivate
NRHP Reference #78003061[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 7, 1968

Columbus Circle, also known as Union Station Plaza, is a traffic circle at the intersection of Delaware, Louisiana and Massachusetts Avenues and E and First Streets, Northeast in Washington, D.C.

It is located between Union Station and the grounds of the United States Capitol. Union Station and its access roads interrupt this circle on one side, forming an arc.

The centerpiece of the circle is the Columbus Fountain, flanked by three 110 ft (34 m) flagpoles, designed by Daniel Burnham. The circle is ringed by flags of each of the 50 U.S. states in order of admission to the Union plus the flags of the U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. It is enclosed with a stone balustrade.[2]

The Columbus Fountain in 1919

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