Simon Bolivar Statue

Title

Simon Bolivar Statue

Description

This statue of Simon Bolivar was donated to the United States by the Venezuelan government and installed in 1955. Bolivar was a revolutionary Latin American military and political leader from the 1810s to the 1830s. He led the nations of Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia to independence, earning the reputation of having founded democracy in Latin America.

Creator

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.

Date

1959

Coverage

Physical Description

Bronze statue, 324''x 96'' x 208''

Location

Virginia Avenue between 18th and C Streets NW, Washington, DC.

Description

This statue of Simon Bolivar was donated to the United States by the Venezuelan government and installed in 1955. Bolivar was a revolutionary Latin American military and political leader from the 1810s to the 1830s. He led the nations of Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia to independence, earning the reputation of having founded democracy in Latin America.

Creator

Felix de Weldon

Date

1959

Coverage

1950-1979

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.