Category: Statues

Octagon House

The Octagon house is one of the oldest houses in downtown Washington, D.C. The often and easily overlooked house is a beautifully maintained example of...

Bartholdi Fountain

Bartholdi‘s Renaissance-style fountain of cast iron was first exhibited at the International Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876. Congress bought it a year later for...

Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran, Poet (January 6, 1883- April 10, 1931) Born: Lebanon, Died: New York Location: 3100 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Sculptor: Gordon Kray, Washington, D.C. Design:...

John Edgar Hoover

John Edgar Hoover, former head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is buried in Congressional Cemetery near his family’s plot at site R20/117.  He died...

Edmund Burke

Statue: Edmund Burke, January 12, 1729, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Died: July 9, 1797, Beaconsfield, UK Location: Massachusetts Avenue between 11th and 10th Streets, NW...

Simon Bolivar

Statue: Simon Bolivar, South American Liberator, July 24, 1783 – December 17, 1830 Location: 18th and C Street and Virginia Avenue, NW (Bolivar Park) Sculptor: Felix...

J. J. Darlington Memorial and Fountain

This little statue to a prominent Washington attorney by a prominent sculptor caused quite a stir when it was unveiled. There is very little written...

Sarah Louise Rittenhouse

Statue: Sarah Louise Rittenhouse Sundial Location: Montrose Park, R Street near 31st, NW (Georgetown) Dedication: November 9, 1956 Cost: Donated. Funds raised by Georgetown Garden...