Serenity Statue

Location: Meridian Hill Park, NW, upper park, on the 16th Street side Placement: 1925 Sculptor: Jose Clara Cost: Gift to the United States The Serenity memorial is dedicated to Navy Lieutenant Commander William Henry Schuetze. It was given to the United States by Charles Deering. Deering and Schuetze were classmates at the U.S. Naval Academy … Continue reading “Serenity Statue”

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”