James Cardinal Gibbons

Memorial: James Gibbons (July 23, 1834 – March 24, 1921) Unveiling: August 14, 1932, 3:30 p.m. Location: Sixteen Street and Park Road, NW Sculptor: Leo Lentelli Cost: No cost to the United States, donated by the Knights of Columbus The unveiling coincided with the golden jubilee convention of the Knights of Columbus, who gave dedicated … Continue reading “James Cardinal Gibbons”

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”

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”

Simon Bolivar

Statue: Simon Bolivar, South American Liberator, July 24, 1783 – December 17, 1830 Location: 18th and C Street and Virginia Avenue, NW (Bolivar Park) Sculptor: Felix W. de Weldon, Washington, D.C. Dedication: February 28, 1959 Cost to taxpayers: $0 In 1955 a resolution was passed in the Senate authorizing acceptance of a statue to Simon Bolivar, … Continue reading “Simon Bolivar”