Francis Asbury Statue

Statue: Francis Asbury (August 20, 1745 – March 31, 1816) Location: 16th Street and Columbia Roads, N.W. Sculptor: Henry Augustus Lukeman, New York Cost: Gift to the United States by the Methodist Episcopal church at a cost of about $60,000 (1924) Dedication: Wednesday, October 5, 1924, 2:30pm Site approval was made on August 9, 1924. … Continue reading “Francis Asbury Statue”

James Buchanan

President James Buchanan: served as President from 1857-1861 Sculpture: Hans Schuler Architect: William Gordon Beecher Dedication: June 26, 1930, 2:30pm Ceremony: President Hoover addressed the crowd Cost: $100,000 given by Mrs. Harriet Lane Johnston, Buchanan’s niece and mistress of the White House during his administration. Buchanan was born in Franklin County, Pa., on April 23, … Continue reading “James Buchanan”

Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri, Italian poet (1265 – 1321) Location: Meridian Hill Park, southeast side of lower park, near 15th Street and Florida Avenue, NW. The location was originally called Poet’s Corner. Sculptor: Ettore Ximenes, Italy Designer: Whitney Warren Ceremony: Commissioner Rudolph, M. Rene Viviani, Amb. Ricci Dedication: Thursday, December 1, 1921, 3:30pm The statue of Dante … Continue reading “Dante Alighieri”