Samuel Gompers

Statue: Samuel Gompers (January 27, 1850 – December 13, 1924) Location: Massachusetts Avenue, NW, between 10th and 11 Streets Dedication: October 8, 1933, 10AM   Samuel Gompers was born in England where he was educated. When he was 13 his family moved to New York City. His father was a cigar maker, and Samuel became … Continue reading “Samuel Gompers”

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”

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”