Robert Emmet

Robert Emmet (Irish): 4 March 1778 – 20 September 1803 Location: triangle park, Massachusetts Ave, 24nd Street, and S Streets, NW Sculptor: Jerome Connor, Washington, D.C. Cost: paid for by subscriptions to Irish-American societies Dedication:  June 28, 1917 (to the Smithsonian Institute) Re-dedication:  April 22, 1966 (gifted to the National Park Service) During a meeting, … Continue reading “Robert Emmet”

McClellan Statue

General George Brinton McClellan (December 3, 1826 – October 29, 1885) Location: Connecticut Avenue, NW, at California Street and Columbia Road Sculptor: Frederick MacMonnies, New York Unveiling: Thursday, May 2, 1907 Cost: $60,000 In 1893 the city of Philadelphia unveiled a statue of McClellan sculpted by H. J. Ellicott of Washington, D.C. A couple of … Continue reading “McClellan Statue”

Longfellow statue

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: 1807 – 1882 Location: triangle park at Connecticut Avenue, 18th Street, and M Street, NW Sculptor: William Couper, New York Dedication: May 7, 1909, 2:30pm Cost: $29,000. Congress contributed $4,000 for the pedestal. $25,000 was raised by the Longfellow National Memorial Association It took twelve years for the Longfellow National Memorial Association … Continue reading “Longfellow statue”

Count Rochambeau

Count Jean Baptiste Rochambeau (b. Vendome, France; 1725–1807) Location: Southwest corner of President’s Park Sculptor: M. Ferdinand Hamar, Vendome, France Architect: L. Parent Unveiling: May 24, 1902 at 11am Cost: $42,500 The Rochambeau statue project began around 1901 after Congress passed a bill for $7,500 for the purpose of purchasing a statue, and in 1902 … Continue reading “Count Rochambeau”