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Buchanan

 
 
"Buchanan" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 4, 2008
1. "Buchanan"
Washington's only memorial to the 15th president of the U.S.A.
Inscription. [Panel No. 1]:
James Buchanan of Pennsylvania
President of the United States
MDCCCIVII - MDCCCIXI


[Panel No. 2]:
The incorruptible statesman whose
walk was upon the mountain
ranges of the law

 
Erected 1930.
 
Location. 38° 55.197′ N, 77° 2.097′ W. Marker is in Columbia Heights, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Florida Avenue and 15th Street on Florida Avenue. Touch for map. Located in the southeast corner of Meridian Hill Park. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20009, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pitts Motor Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fedora (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Buchanan (about 400 feet away); A Gathering Place for Washingtonians (about 400 feet away); Meridian Hill Park (about 400 feet away); Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park (about 500 feet away); College Hill (about 600 feet away); Mrs. Henderson's Legacy (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia Heights.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for James Buchanan.
Buchanan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 4, 2008
2. Buchanan Marker
(Submitted on August 23, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Wikipedia entry for Harriet Lane. Harriet Lane was the niece of President James Buchanan, and acted as First Lady of the United States during his Presidency. (Submitted on November 6, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. The James Buchanan Memorial
The memorial was built based on the provisions of the will of Buchanan's orphaned niece, Harriet Lane Johnston, for a cost between $100,000 and $115,000 (depending on the source). The monument was first authorized by Congress in 1918. William Gordon Beecher designed the memorial, and Hans Shuler sculpted it. The memorial was dedicated in 1930, with a speech given by then President Herbert Hoover.
    — Submitted August 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

 
Additional keywords. Harriet Lane Johnston; William Gordon Beecher; Hans Shuler.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPolitics
 
Buchanan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 4, 2008
3. Buchanan Marker
President James Buchanan image. Click for full size.
By Wikepedia
4. President James Buchanan
Buchanan Memorial, Meridian Hill Park image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 4, 2008
5. Buchanan Memorial, Meridian Hill Park
Hans Schuler, sculptor; William G. Beecher, architect
James Buchanan image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 10, 2007
6. James Buchanan
Bronze Statue by Hans Schuler
James Buchanan image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 10, 2007
7. James Buchanan
Bronze Statue by Hans Schuler
Diplomacy image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 2, 2013
8. Diplomacy
Granite figure by Hans Schuler
Law image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 2, 2013
9. Law
Granite figure by Hans Schuler
Catching Air image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 2, 2013
10. Catching Air
Hans Schuler, Sculptor <br> William Gordon Beecher, Architect image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 2, 2013
11. Hans Schuler, Sculptor
William Gordon Beecher, Architect
And a Cedar Waxwing
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,704 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on November 6, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 23, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on April 1, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   5. submitted on August 23, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on March 6, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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