Houser Memorial

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Houser Memorial
Houser Memorial (ca. 1880) Control IAS 78250083 Front.jpg
Artist Unknown
Type Granite
Coordinates 38°56′52.42″N 77°0′33.36″W / 38.9478944°N 77.0092667°W / 38.9478944; -77.0092667
Owner Rock Creek Cemetery

Houser Memorial is a public artwork by an unknown artist, located at Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington, D.C., United States. Houser Memorial was originally surveyed as part of the Smithsonian's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture. The monument is the grave of Helen L. Houser and her daughter Anna Victoria Houser[1]


This grave marker features a granite sculpture of Helen Houser sitting with her daughter Anna Victoria. With her proper right arm around Anna's shoulder, Helen points with her proper left hand to a page in a book resting on Anna's lap. The sculpture sits upon a large rectangular base.

An inscription on the base reads: HOUSER

On the right side of the base:

MAR. 27 1880
AUG. 22 1934

On the left side of the base:

OCTOBER 31, 1906
JULY 3, 1918[1]



  1. ^ a b American Art Museum (2004). "Houser Memorial (sculpture)". Inventory of American Sculpture. Smithsonian. Retrieved 9 December 2010.