Major General Marquis Gilbert de Lafayette

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Major General Marquis Gilbert de Lafayette
Lafayette-front.JPG
Monument sculpture by Alexandre Falguiere
Location Lafayette Square
Washington, D.C.
United States
Established 1891
Governing body

National 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
Location Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°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
Area less than one acre
Part of American Revolution Statuary
NRHP Reference # 78000256[1]
Added to NRHP July 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. ^ Staff (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 19 July 2011. 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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