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 “Buchanan Statue”
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 Statue”
The Smithsonian Institution is made up of 19 museums and galleries and the National Zoo – it is the world’s largest museum.
There are three golf courses in Washington, D.C. run by the National Park Service: Rock Creek Golf Course, N.W., East Potomac Golf Course, S.W., and Langston Golf Course, S.E.