Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran, Poet (January 6, 1883- April 10, 1931) Born: Lebanon, Died: New York Location: 3100 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Sculptor: Gordon Kray, Washington, D.C. Design: Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum (HOK) Dedicated: May 24, 1991 Cost: $1Million (private funds) The Memorial to the Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran is a peaceful, recessed 2-acres on Massachusetts Avenue across … Continue reading “Kahlil Gibran”

Washington Monument Opening Stairs for Walkdown Tours this Fall

The Washington Monument reopened in May 2014 after a 33-month long renovation following the August 2011 earthquake that damaged the memorial. Now, the NPS is also going to open the stairs! The NPS announced that starting this month, September, tickets will be available for purchase through Recreation.gov for $15 ($12 with a $3 handling fee) … Continue reading “Washington Monument Opening Stairs for Walkdown Tours this Fall”

Edmund Burke

Statue: Edmund Burke, January 12, 1729, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Died: July 9, 1797, Beaconsfield, UK Location: Massachusetts Avenue between 11th and 10th Streets, NW Dedication: 3:00 p.m., October 12, 1922 Sculptor: James Havard Thomas (recast from Bristol, England statue) Architect: Horace Peasley, Washington, DC Cost to Taxpayers: $0, gift of the Sulgrave Institution Edmund … Continue reading “Edmund Burke”