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 Club
At the entrance to Montrose Park there is a statue with a sundial placed in tribute to Sarah Louise Rittenhouse. The sundial was dedicated on November 9, 1956.
Montrose Park and the adjacent Dumbarton Park are managed by the National Park Service. Montrose Park became a park because Sarah Louise Rittenhouse petitioned Congress to buy the acreage for $110,000. Dumbarton Park was a gift to the National Park Service by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss.
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Appropriately enough, Sarah Rittenhouse is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, a historic Georgetown cemetery, which directly adjoins Montrose Park along the park’s eastern side.