John Saul

Memorial:John Saul Location: E Street NW, northeast area of the Ellipse John Saul was born in Lismore County, Ireland, December 25, 1819. He was educated in landscape gardening, and managed large nurseries on the Isle of Wight and then in Bristol, England before moving to Washington, D.C. In 1851 he came to Washington and was … Continue reading “John Saul”

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”