Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
En 1777 La Fayette traversant les mers avec des volontiers français est venu apporter une aide fraternelle au peuple américain qui combattait pour sa liberté nationale. En 1917 La France combattait à son tour pour défendre sa vie et la liberté du monde. L’Amérique qui n’avait jamais oublie La Fayette a traverse les mers pour aider La France et le monde a été sauvé. —R. Poincaré
(translation) In 1777 La Fayette crossed the seas with French volunteers to bring fraternal assistance to the American people who were fighting for their national freedom. In 1917 France at war had its turn to defend its life and the freedom of the world. America, which never had forgets La Fayette, crossed the seas to help France and the world was once again safe. —R. Poincare
Location. 39° 17.835′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To George Washington (here, next to this marker); A Monumental Honor (a few steps from this marker); Washington Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Peabody Library (within shouting distance of this marker); The Peabody Conservatory (within shouting distance of this marker); Hackerman House (within shouting distance of this marker); Contributing to Society: Baltimore's Best Address (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Vernon Cultural District (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
More about this monument. This 16 foot high bronze of Lafayette astride a horse on a 16 foot high marble base is by sculptor Andrew O’Connor, Jr. (1874–1941).
From the Smithsonian Institution Research Information Service: “The Lafayette Monument was the subject of one of the most contentious sculpture debates ever in Baltimore. In 1919, landscape architect, Thomas Hastings, of Carrere and Hastings, who was hired to relandscape Mt. Vernon Place decided to install the new Lafayette sculpture south of the Washington Monument where it stands today. Many objected to this site because such a large sculpture and base, it was thought, would block the view of the Washington Monument from the south. Despite the criticism, Hastings prevailed and the sculpture was installed as planned on September 6, 1924, the anniversary of Lafayette’s birthday.”
Additional keywords. Revolutionary War patriot Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette
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