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General Lafayette and his Compatriots

 

—Lafayette Square National Historic Landmark District —

 
General Lafayette and his Compatriots Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 20, 2010
1. General Lafayette and his Compatriots Memorial
by Jean Alexander Joseph Falguiere and Marius Jean Antonin Mercie.
Inscription. [north face:]
To General Lafayette
and his Compatriots

1777 - 1783

[south face:]
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

(Maurice Denonvilliers Fondeur, Paris, 1890)
 
Erected 1891 by the United States Congress.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.94′ N, 77° 2.137′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, and Madison Place, NW. on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,. Click for map. The memorial is at the southeast corner of Lafayette Square across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Freedman’s Savings And Trust (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tayloe House (within shouting
Lafayette Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 20, 2010
2. Lafayette Memorial
- inscription on pedestal, south face.
distance of this marker); The White House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cosmos Club (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kosciuszko (about 400 feet away); The Bernard Baruch Bench of Inspiration (about 400 feet away); A Fortress of Finance (about 400 feet away); United States Department of the Treasury (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Downtown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lafayette Square Historic District. National Historic Landmark District, 1970. (Submitted on June 25, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

2. Franco-American Alliance. (Submitted on June 25, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette. (Submitted on June 25, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Franco-American Alliance; Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau; Charles Hector, comte d'Estaing; Louis Lebègue Duportail; François Joseph Paul de Grasse; National Historic
Lafayette Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 20, 2010
3. Lafayette Memorial
- inscription on pedestal, north face.
Landmark District; Andrew Jackson; Jean Alexander Joseph Falguiere and Marius Jean Antonin Mercie, sculptors.

 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Lafayette's Compatriots: Admiral de Grasse and Admiral d'Estaing, French Navy image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 20, 2010
4. Lafayette's Compatriots: Admiral de Grasse and Admiral d'Estaing, French Navy
- figures on east side of the memorial.
Lafayette's Compatriots: General de Rochambeau and General Duportail, French Army image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 20, 2010
5. Lafayette's Compatriots: General de Rochambeau and General Duportail, French Army
- figures on west side of the memorial.
Lafayette image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 20, 2010
6. Lafayette
- Major General, Continental Army (U.S.); Maréchal de camp, French Army.
<i>Jackson</i>: "Our Federal Union - It Must Be Preserved. " image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 20, 2010
7. Jackson: "Our Federal Union - It Must Be Preserved. "
The Andrew Jackson monument by Clark Mills - the most prominent feature in Lafayette Square - viewed here from the north with the White House and the Washington Monument in the background. The first equestrian statue in Washington, DC, it was unveiled in 1853 - in the park officially named in honor of Lafayette in 1824. Copies were later erected in New Orleans' Jackson Square and at the Tennessee Capitol in Nashville.
Other monunents in Lafayette Square: "Rochambeau" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 27, 2010
8. Other monunents in Lafayette Square: "Rochambeau"
southwest corner at Jackson Place and Pennsylvania Ave.
General the Marquis de Lafayette image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 5, 2015
9. General the Marquis de Lafayette
This portrait of Lafayette by an unknown American Artist hangs in the Museum of the Historical Society of Maryland in Baltimore.
Other monuments in Lafayette Square: "Kosciuszko" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 27, 2010
10. Other monuments in Lafayette Square: "Kosciuszko"
northeast corner at Madison Place and H St.
Other monuments in Lafayette Square: "Baron von Steuben" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 27, 2010
11. Other monuments in Lafayette Square: "Baron von Steuben"
northwest corner at Jackson Place and H St.
General Lafayette and his Compatriots Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 27, 2010
12. General Lafayette and his Compatriots Memorial
Lafayette Square National Historic Landmark District - view from across Pennsylvania Avenue.
 
 
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