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”

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”

Buchanan Statue

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”