Northwest in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
[front (south) face of statue base:
[Coat of arms of "The United Irishmen"]
[plaque on north face of the statue base:]
country the guarantee which
Washington procured for America...
"I have parted from everything
that was dear to me in this life
for my country’s cause...
"When my country takes her
place among the nations of the
earth, then, and not till then
let my epitaph be written."
- Extracts from Emmet’s speech
from the dock, September 19, 1803.
[plaque on the ground near the statue base:]
Hon. Victor J. Dowling chairman
presented this statue to the
Smithsonian Institution as a
gift to the American people
on June 28, 1917, in the presence
of President Woodrow Wilson.
Erected on this site on April 22, 1966
in recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of
the Proclamation of Irish Independence.
Erected 1966 by The Emmet Statue Committee.
Location. 38° 54.834′ N, 77° Click for map. Marker is in Emmet Park, an island bounded by Massachusetts Avenue, 24th, and N Streets, NW - three blocks northwest of the Irish Embassy. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20008, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Philip Jaisohn, 1864-1951 (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Philip H. Sheridan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Assassination of Orlando Letelier and Ronni K. Moffitt (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938) (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Gilded Age (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eleftherios Venizelos (approx. 0.2 miles away); Georgetown Refuge (approx. ¼ mile away); Liberation of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Northwest.
Also see . . .
1. Robert Emmet. (Submitted on May 18, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Scupture by Jerome Stanley Connor. (Submitted on May 18, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Embassy Row; "hanged, drawn, and quartered"; Jerome Stanley Connor, sculptor; Ireland.
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