Ward Circle

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Ward Circle

Ward Circle is a traffic circle at the intersection of Nebraska and Massachusetts avenues in Northwest, Washington, DC. The land on three sides of Ward Circle is owned by American University, while the fourth is temporary home to the headquarters of the Department of Homeland Security. The circle contains a statue of Maj. Gen. Artemas Ward, which was donated by Harvard University.[1] Ward Circle was constructed for the sculpture.[2]

Sculpted by Leonard Crunelle,[2] the statue was unveiled on November 3, 1938.[3] Maj. Gen. Ward's great-great-great-granddaughter unveiled the statue.[3]

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  1. ^ "Details Drafted for Ward Circle". Washington Evening Star. March 13, 1933. p. 17. 
  2. ^ a b "Monuments, Statues and Memorials". National Park Service. 
  3. ^ a b "Artemas Ward Statue Will Be Unveiled Nov. 3". Washington Evening Star. October 21, 1938. p. 24. 

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Coordinates: 38°56′16″N 77°05′09″W / 38.9379°N 77.0859°W / 38.9379; -77.0859