Category: SW

Benjamin Banneker Park

Benjamin Banneker Park is located at the southern end of L'Enfant Boulevard and is named for Banneker who was an African-American scientist and surveyor who...

Black History Month, DC Memorials

A celebration of Black History Month in DC with by learning about a few statues and memorials dedicated to famous African-Americans....

Lobsterman

Statue: Maine Lobsterman Location: Southwest waterfront Placement: 1983 Sculptor: Victor Kahill Cost to Taxpayers: $0, $30,000 raised by Camp Fire Girls of Cundys Harbor, Maine...

John Ericsson

Statue: John Ericsson Location: West Potomac Park, 23rd Street and Ohio Drive, SW Sculptor: James Earle Fraser Dedication: May 29, 1926 Cost to Taxpayer: $35,000...

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...

John Paul Jones

Statue: John Paul Jones (July 6, 1747 – July 18, 1792) Location: 17th Street and Independence Avenue, NW (Potomac Park) Sculptor: Charles Niehaus, New York...