Benjamin Franklin

Statue: Benjamin Franklin Location: 10th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Dedication: January 17, 1889, 10:00 AM Designer: Ernst Plassman, New York City Sculptor: Jacques Jouvenal Designer of the Pedestal: J.F. Manning, Washington, DC Cost to Taxpayers: $0, donation by Stilson Hutchins The statue of Benjamin Franklin was cut from a single block of Carrara marble … Continue reading “Benjamin Franklin”

John Marshall

Statue: John Marshall (1755 – 1835), Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Location: John Marshall Park, 4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Dedication: May 10, 1884, original statue Dedication: May 10, 1983, John Marshall Place Park and replica statue Sculptor: William Wetmore Story Memorial Fund John Marshall died in Philadelphia on … Continue reading “John Marshall”

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”