Scott Circle

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Scott Circle
General Winfield Scott statue (45726769).jpg
Brevet Lt. General Winfield Scott at the center of the circle
Washington, D.C.
Roads at
Massachusetts Avenue NW
Rhode Island Avenue NW
16th Street NW
Various other local roads
TypeTraffic circle
Maintained byDDOT

Scott Circle is a traffic circle in the northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C., at the junction of Massachusetts Avenue, Rhode Island Avenue, and 16th Street, N.W. N Street stops short of meeting the circle from either direction, and is connected to Rhode Island and Massachusetts avenues through Corregidor Street and Bataan Street.

The through-lanes of 16th Street NW pass under Scott Circle in a $317,000 tunnel that began construction in February 1941[1] and opened on December 29, 1941. The service lanes of 16th Street intersect the circle.

The embassies of Australia and the Philippines are located on Scott Circle, as is the University of California, Washington Center and the General Scott Condominiums.

A sculpture of Brevet Lt. General Winfield Scott was erected in Scott Circle in 1874. The Daniel Webster Memorial and Samuel Hahnemann Monument can be found on the periphery of the circle.

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  1. ^ "District's 'Face Lifting' Cost $40,000,000 in '40". The Washington Post. January 15, 1941.

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Coordinates: 38°54′26″N 77°02′11″W / 38.90724°N 77.036508°W / 38.90724; -77.036508