Jefferson Memorial

Title

Jefferson Memorial

Description

The Jefferson Memorial features a classically-inspired dome surrounded by columns. The centerpiece of the memorial is a 19 foot bronze statue of Jefferson. The statue was the second one of Jefferson placed in the Memorial, replacing a work made of plaster because material shortages during World War II made metal unavailable. Inscriptions on the interior walls of the memorial include passages from the Declaration of Independence, Notes on the State of Virginia, and A Summary View of the Rights of British America.

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.

Date

04/19/1943 (Dedicated)
1947 (Statue added)

Coverage

Physical Description

18 Acres. The memorial is in the Classical Revival style, featuring a dome surrounded by columns. The center of the memorial houses a 19 foot statue of Jefferson, surrounded by interior walls which feature inscriptions taken from Jefferson's writing.

Location

38°52′53″N 77°2′12″W

Type

Description

The Jefferson Memorial features a classically-inspired dome surrounded by columns. The centerpiece of the memorial is a 19 foot bronze statue of Jefferson. The statue was the second one of Jefferson placed in the Memorial, replacing a work made of plaster because material shortages during World War II made metal unavailable. Inscriptions on the interior walls of the memorial include passages from the Declaration of Independence, Notes on the State of Virginia, and A Summary View of the Rights of British America.

Creator

John Russell Pope

Date

04/19/1943 (Dedicated)

Coverage

1920-1949

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.