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Encyclopedia > Foggy Bottom
Map of Washington, D.C., with Foggy Bottom highlighted in red
Map of Washington, D.C., with Foggy Bottom highlighted in red
Map showing Hamburgh, Maryland

Foggy Bottom is one of Washington, D.C.'s oldest 19th century neighborhoods, thought to have been named because, as a low-lying area, fog (widespread in the swamps of early Washington) tended to concentrate there. (Ironically, this setting was the original location for The United States Naval Observatory.) It is located to the west of downtown D.C. in the Northwest quadrant, bounded roughly by 17th Street to the east, Rock Creek Park to the west, Constitution Avenue to the south, and Pennsylvania Avenue to the north. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 490 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1961 × 2397 pixel, file size: 197 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is a modified version of a self-generated reference map from the U.S. Census Bureaus American Factfinder at http://factfinder. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 490 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1961 × 2397 pixel, file size: 197 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is a modified version of a self-generated reference map from the U.S. Census Bureaus American Factfinder at http://factfinder. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (858x1000, 119 KB) Summary Early survey of Washington, D.C. Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (858x1000, 119 KB) Summary Early survey of Washington, D.C. Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... A neighbourhood or neighborhood (see spelling differences) is a geographically localised community located within a larger city or suburb. ... Golden Gate Bridge in Fog Evening fog obscures Londons Tower Bridge from passers by. ... Aerial view of USNO. The United States Naval Observatory (USNO) is one of the oldest scientific agencies in the United States. ... Color-enhanced USGS satellite image of Washington, DC, taken April 26, 2002. ... Rock Creek Park is an urban natural area with public park facilities which bisects Washington, D.C. East of the park, except for a few enclaves, the city has a decidedly urban character. ... In Washington, D.C., Constitution Avenue is a major east-west street running just north of the United States Capitol in the citys Northwest and Northeast quadrants. ... Pennsylvania Avenue street sign, 2004. ...


"Foggy Bottom" is often used as a metonym for the United States Department of State, whose headquarters is located in the neighborhood, and referring to the State Department, evangelist Pat Robertson once recommended destroying Foggy Bottom with a nuclear device[1]. The main campus of George Washington University is also located in Foggy Bottom, as well as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Friendship Lodge Odd Fellows Hall, and the infamous Watergate Hotel . The University has grown significantly over the past decade and now covers much of the neighborhood. The neighborhood has numerous mid-rise apartment buildings. Just on the edge of Foggy Bottom are the U.S. Department of Interior, the gigantic World Bank office building, Office of Personnel Management, Constitution Hall, American Red Cross headquarters, Federal Reserve Board, Pan American Health Organization, and Organization of American States. In rhetoric and cognitive linguistics, metonymy (in Greek meta = after/later and onoma = name) is the use of a single characteristic to identify a more complex entity. ... “Department of State” redirects here. ... Marion Gordon Pat Robertson (born March 22, 1930) is a televangelist from the United States. ... The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ... The George Washington University (GW), is a private, coeducational university located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The school was founded in 1821 as The Columbian College in the District of Columbia by Baptist ministers using funds bequeathed by George Washington. ... The Kennedy Center as seen from the Potomac River. ... The I.O.O.F. Hall at the corner of Yonge and College in Toronto, Ontario The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) is a fraternal organization derived from English Oddfellows orders of the mid-1700s. ... “Watergate” redirects here. ... The Watergate complex in Washington, DC. The Watergate Hotel is a luxury hotel in northwest Washington, D.C., best known for being at the site of burglaries that led to the Watergate scandal and the resignation of President Richard Nixon. ... The Interior Minister is a member of a Cabinet in a Government. ... ‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. ... -1... DAR Constitution Hall DAR Constitution Hall is a concert hall located in Washington, D.C. It was built in 1929 by the Daughters of the American Revolution, which still owns the theater. ... A WWII-era poster encouraged American women to volunteer for the Red Cross as part of the war effort. ... Headquarters Washington, D.C. Official languages English, French, Spanish, Portuguese Membership 35 countries Leaders  -  Secretary General José Miguel Insulza (since 26 May 2005) Establishment  -  Charter first signed 30 April 1948 in effect 1 December 1951  Website http://www. ...


Foggy Bottom was once a community of Irish, German, and Black laborers employed at the nearby breweries, glass plants, and the city gas works. These industrial facilities are also cited as a possible reason for the neighborhood's name, the "fog" being the smoke given off by the industries. The historic neighborhood is preserved and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... The entrance of a brewery. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


The Foggy Bottom area was the site of one of the earliest settlements in what is now D.C., when Joseph Funk subdivided 130 acres near the meeting place of the Potomac River and Rock Creek in 1763. The settlement was officially named Hamburgh, but was colloquially known as Funkstown, and attracted few settlers until the 1850s when more industrial enterprises came into the area.[2] The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... Rock Creek is a free-flowing tributary of the Potomac River, which empties into the Atlantic Ocean via Chesapeake Bay. ...


Foggy Bottom is served by the Foggy Bottom-GWU Washington Metro station, with service by the Blue and Orange Metro Lines. Foggy Bottom-GWU is a Washington Metro station in Washington, DC on the Blue and Orange Lines. ... The Washington Metro, or simply Metro, is the rapid transit system of Washington, D.C., and neighboring suburban communities in Maryland and Virginia, both inside and outside the Capital Beltway. ...


"Foggy Bottom" is also the name of a line of beer by the Olde Heurich Brewing Company. The firm was founded in the neighborhood, but the modern beer is actually brewed in Utica, New York. This company presents another possible source of the neighborhood's name, as the air pollution from the factory is rumored to have cast a layer of smog over the surrounding area. Utica, New York is a city in the State of New York and the county seat of Oneida County. ...


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Foggy Bottom was described in those days as being low and swampy with fogs settling in over the river banks and mixing with smog from the gas works.
Foggy Bottom is comprised primarily of private residences that are not open to the public.
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The Foggy Bottom Association was incorporated in the District of Columbia on June 19, 1959.
Foggy Bottom is one of Washington, DC's oldest 19th century neighborhoods, so named because, as a low-lying area, fog (widespread in the swamps of early Washington) tended to concentrate there.
Foggy Bottom was once a community of Irish, German, and African-American laborers employed at the nearby breweries, glass plants, and the city gas works.
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