Peace Circle

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Peace Circle
Peace Circle from the northwest
Location
Washington, DC
Roads at
junction:
Pennsylvania Avenue NW
1st Street NW
Construction
Type: Traffic circle
Maintained by: DDOT

Peace Circle is a traffic circle in Washington, D.C., located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and First Street NW. At its center is the Peace Monument, also known as the Naval Memorial. It is a monument to the naval deaths during the American Civil War. The monument is topped by the allegorical sculptures of Grief and History. On the southwest side facing the United States Capitol there is a figure of Peace, and on the northwest side, there are figures of Victory and the babies Mars and Neptune. The monument is located on Capitol grounds adjacent to the Capitol Reflection Pool. The monument was sculpted by Franklin Simmons and completed in 1878. The monument was restored in the 1990s.

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Media related to United States Capitol - Peace Monument at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°53′26″N 77°00′44″W / 38.8905°N 77.0123°W / 38.8905; -77.0123