Major General Marquis Gilbert de Lafayette

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Major General Marquis Gilbert de Lafayette
Lafayette-front.JPG
Monument sculpture by Alexandre Falguiere
LocationLafayette Square
Washington, D.C.
United States
Established1891
Governing bodyNational Park Service
Major General Marquis Gilbert de Lafayette
Major General Marquis Gilbert de Lafayette is located in Washington, D.C.
Major General Marquis Gilbert de Lafayette
Major General Marquis Gilbert de Lafayette is located in the US
Major General Marquis Gilbert de Lafayette
LocationWashington, D.C.
Coordinates38°53′56″N 77°2′7″W / 38.89889°N 77.03528°W / 38.89889; -77.03528Coordinates: 38°53′56″N 77°2′7″W / 38.89889°N 77.03528°W / 38.89889; -77.03528
Arealess than one acre
Part ofAmerican Revolution Statuary
NRHP reference #78000256[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 14, 1978[2]

Major General Marquis Gilbert de Lafayette is a statue in Lafayette Square, by Jean Alexandre Joseph Falguiere.[3][4]

It was cast in 1890, and installed in April 1891.

The inscription reads:
Jean Alexandre Joseph Falguiere
Marius Jean Antonin Mercie (Base, west side, on cannon:)
Maurice Denonvilliers, Foundeur Paris 1890 (Base, south side, on shield:)


TO
GENERAL
LA FAYETTE
AND HIS
COMPATRIOTS
1777-1783
DERVILLE FARBRE (Base, north side, on cartouche:)
BY THE CONGRESS
IN COMMEMORATION
OF THE SERVICES
RENDERED BY
GENERAL LAFAYETTE
AND HIS COMPATRIOTS
DURING THE STRUGGLE
FOR THE
INDEPENDENCE
OF THE UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA [5]

As part of American Revolution Statuary in Washington, D.C. the statue is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "American Revolution Statuary". National Park Service. July 14, 1978. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  3. ^ "Explore the Northern Trail > General Lafayette Statue", National Park Service.
  4. ^ Cooper, Rachel, "A Walking Tour of Lafayette Park in Washington, DC", dc.about.com.
  5. ^ "Major General Marquis Gilbert de Lafayette, (sculpture)". SIRIS

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