Jean Jules Jusserand

Memorial: Jean Adrien Antoine Jules Jusserand (18 February 1855 – 18 July 1932) Location: Rock Creek Park, .25 mile south of Pierce Mill Architect: Joseph Freedlander, New York architect Dedication: November 7, 1936, 2 pm Cost: $0 to taxpayers Jean Adrien Antoine Jules Jusserand (February 18, 1855 – July 18, 1932) was French Ambassador to … Continue reading “Jean Jules Jusserand”

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 a … 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”