Poet-ic Statues

April is National Poetry Month. And along with the 30 ways to celebrate national poetry month, there are also memorials you can visit in Washington, D.C. that honor poets. Four statues honor poets in D.C., Henry Wordsworth Longfellow, Dante Alighieri,Kahlil Gibran, and Taras Schevchenko. All are located in the northwest quadrant, and the styles range … Continue reading “Poet-ic Statues”

Guglielmo Marconi

Statue: Guglielmo Marconi,  April 25, 1874 – July 20, 1937 Location: 16th Street and Lamont Street, NW Sculptor: Attilio Piccarilli Architect: Joseph H. Freedlander Landscape Architect: Joseph C. Gardner Dedication: Scheduled for the Fall 1941 Cost to Taxpayer: $0, $35,000 raised and contributed by the Marconi Memorial Foundation, Inc. New York Within months after the death of … Continue reading “Guglielmo Marconi”

Play Ball!

It’s opening weekend of baseball … Every President since Taft has thrown out at least one ceremonial first ball or pitch, usually for Opening Day. Here are photos of Taft up to Carter throwing out the first pitch.

Tomas Garrigue Masaryk

Statue: Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, March 7, 1850 – September 14, 1937 Location: triangle park at Massachusetts and 22nd Street, NW Dedication Ceremony: November 2002 Completion Ceremony: March 8, 2003, 2pm Sculptor: Vincene Makovsky, Czech Cost: $0, $757,000 for the American Friends of the Czech Republic The Masaryk statue was a gift to the United States … Continue reading “Tomas Garrigue Masaryk”