Sheridan-Kalorama 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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Government & Politics • Patriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #28 Woodrow Wilson series list.
Location. 38° 54.834′ N, 77° 3.164′ W. Marker is in Sheridan-Kalorama in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue Northwest and 24th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west on Massachusetts Avenue Northwest. Marker is in Emmet Park, an island bounded by Massachusetts Avenue, 24th, and N Streets Northwest - three blocks northwest of the Irish Embassy. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20008, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Emmet: Irish Patriot (here, next to this marker); Kalorama (a few steps from this marker); St. Jerome the Priest (within shouting distance of this marker); Jeju Dol Hareubang / 제주 돌 하르방 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woodrow Wilson House (about 300 feet away); Joel Barlow (about 700 feet away); Simón Bolívar (1783-1830)Dr. Philip Jaisohn, 1864-1951 (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheridan-Kalorama.
Also see . . . Robert Emmet. Wikipedia entry (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.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,071 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 18, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.