Seattle in King County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
This Statue of George Washington, First President of the United States (1789-1797) and Commander In Chief of the Colonial Armies During the American Revolution (1775-1783), Was Created in 1909 by the Eminent American Sculptor Lorado Taft (1860-1936) at the Request of Professor Edmond S. Meany Specifically for the University of Washington Campus
Erected by Washington State Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series lists.
Location. 47° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seattle WA 98105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Medal of Honor Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scion of the Washington Elm (approx. 0.3 miles away); Naval Training Station Seattle (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Old Shell House (approx. ¾ mile away); 1890 Seattle Fire Department Bell (approx. 0.9 miles away); Boeing's Lake Union Seaplane Hangar (approx. 1.2 miles away); United Confederate Veterans Memorial (approx. 1½ miles away); The Reverend George Whitworth Grave (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seattle.
More about this marker. Marker is located on a statue of George Washington on the west edge of the University of Washington campus.
Regarding George Washington. The George Washington statue greeted visitors to the Alaskan-Yukon Pacific Exposition which was held on the University of Washington campus from June through October, 1909. Architecture Hall, Cunningham Hall (Women's Building), the Drumheller Fountain and the George Washington statue are the only surviving structures from the Exposition.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 18, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. 5. submitted on July 18, 2018. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.