The John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg Memorial is located in a triangle park in front of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 4900 Connecticut Avenue, NW, the memorial to John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg took over 50 years to be completed and dedicated. Muhlenberg (October 1, 1746 – October 1, 1807) was a pastor who served both Lutheran and Episcopal congregations in the 18th century. He became a colonel during the Revolutionary War and served under George Washington in the Continental Army.
James Cardinal Gibbons
Memorial: James Gibbons (July 23, 1834 – March 24, 1921) Unveiling: August 14, 1932, 3:30 p.m. Location: Sixteen Street and Park Road, NW Sculptor: Leo Lentelli Cost: No cost to the United States, donated by the Knights of Columbus The unveiling coincided with the golden jubilee convention of the Knights of Columbus, who gave dedicated…
Joan of Arc
Statue: Joan of Arc (Jeanne D’Arc, French) Location: Meridian Hill Park Sculptor: Paul Dubois, French Dedication: January 6, 1922 Cost: $0, gift of the Femmes de France of New York The only equestrian statue of a women in the nation’s Capital, the Joan of Arc statue was given to the United States by a group…
Statue: John Witherspoon, born Scotland, February 5, 1722 – died New Jersey, 1794 Location: Connecticut Avenue, 18th Street and N Street, NW (Dupont Circle, south) Sculptor: William Couper, New York Dedication: May 20, 1909, 3:30pm Cost: Public Funds: $4,000 Private Funds: collected through subscription The John Witherspoon statue was approved in 1907 and in 1908…
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….