Samuel Hahnemann Monument

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Samuel Hahnemann Monument
Samuel Hahnemann Memorial.JPG
Samuel Hahnemann Monument is located in Washington, D.C.
Samuel Hahnemann Monument
Location Scott Circle, at Massachusetts Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°54′26.12″N 77°2′8.61″W / 38.9072556°N 77.0357250°W / 38.9072556; -77.0357250Coordinates: 38°54′26.12″N 77°2′8.61″W / 38.9072556°N 77.0357250°W / 38.9072556; -77.0357250
Area less than one acre
Built 1900
Architect Charles Henry Niehaus, Julius F. Harder
Architectural style Classical Revival
Governing body National Park Service
MPS Memorials in Washington, D.C.
NRHP Reference # 07001055[1]
Added to NRHP October 11, 2007[2]

The Samuel Hahnemann Monument is a Northwest, Washington, D.C. monument, located in Scott Circle, at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue.[3]

It consists of a stepped oval platform, a curved granite half-wall with benches, four bronze bas-relief panels, a central arch, and a larger-than-life bronze statue of Hahnemann within a half-domed niche decorated with a vividly-colored Art Nouveau mosaic. Julius F. Harder was the architect of the monument. The architectural carvings, bas-relief panels and central statue were sculpted by Charles Henry Niehaus.[4]

The sculpture was cast in 1896, and the monument was dedicated on June 21, 1900.

Inscription[edit]

Hahnemann Memorial at Scott Circle.jpg

The inscription reads:
FEC '96 Gorham MFG Co
Founders
(First left bronze relief:)
C H Niehaus
(Second left bronze relief:)
C.H. Niehaus 1896
(First right bronze relief:)
CH Niehaus 96
(Second right bronze relief:)
CH Niehaus/FEC (Above niche:)
HAHNEMANN
(Base of figure:)
SIMILIA
SIMILIBUS
CURENTUR
(Left side of figure:)
AUDE SAPERE
(Right side of figure:)
NON INUTILIS VIXI
(Below reliefs, right side:)
IN OMNIBUS CARITAS
(Below reliefs, left side:)
DIE MILDE MACHT IST GROSS
(Left end post:)
ERLANGEN
DESSAU
(Right end post:)
COETHEN
LEIPZIG
(Back of exedra, center panel:)
MCM
CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH SAMUEL HAHNEMANN
DOCTOR IN MEDICINE
HOFRATH
LEADER OF THE GREAT
MEDICAL REFORMATION
OF THE NINETEENTH
CENTURY
FOUNDER OF THE
HOMEOPATHIC SCHOOL
(Back of exedra, right panel:)
PARIS JULY 2 1843
(Back of exedra, left panel:)
MEISSEN APRIL 11, 1755
signed Founder's mark appears. [4]

Samuel Hahnemann Monument, Washington DC - Closeup.jpg

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ http://landmarkhunter.com/122015-samuel-hahnemann-monument/
  3. ^ http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/medtour/hahnemann.html
  4. ^ a b Save Outdoor Sculpture! (1993). "Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (sculpture)". SOS!. Smithsonian. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 

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