James Buchanan Memorial

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James Buchanan Memorial
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Artist Hans Schuler
Year 1930
Type Bronze
Dimensions 190 cm × 200 cm (74 in × 79 in)
Location Washington, D.C., United States
Coordinates 38°55′11″N 77°02′06″W / 38.91965°N 77.03498°W / 38.91965; -77.03498
Owner National Park Service

The James Buchanan Memorial is a bronze and granite memorial in the Southeast corner of Meridian Hill Park Northwest, Washington, D.C. It was designed by architect William Gorden Beecher, and sculpted by Maryland artist Hans Schuler. [1][2]

Commissioned in 1916, but not approved by the U.S. Congress until 1918, it was completed and unveiled June 26, 1930. The memorial features a statue of Buchanan bookended by male and female classical figures representing law and diplomacy, engraved with text from a member of Buchanan's cabinet, Jeremiah S. Black:

The incorruptible statesman whose walk was upon the mountain ranges of the law.[3]

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The memorial in the nation's capital complemented an earlier monument, constructed in 1907–08 and dedicated in 1911, on the site of Buchanan's birthplace in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nps.gov/mehi/historyculture/places.htm
  2. ^ http://dcmemorials.com/index_indiv0001810.htm
  3. ^ "Buchanan, (sculpture)". Save Outdoor Sculpture, District of Columbia survey. 1993. Retrieved August 14, 2011. 

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