Category: Statues

National Cherry Blossom Festival

This year’s Cherry Blossom Festival begins Sunday, March 20 and runs through April 17. The Cherry Blossom Festival Parade will be help on April 16,...

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...