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.
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1947 (Statue added)
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.