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Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet

 
 
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet Memorial Statue by Daniel Chester French image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, February 12, 2011
1. Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet Memorial Statue by Daniel Chester French
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and his first student, Alice Cogswell.
Inscription.
[Inscriptions on base of the memorial statue]

west face:
The deaf people of the United States
in grateful remembrance of
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet
mark the centennial of his birth
with this memorial
1887

north face:
Friend
Teacher
Benefactor

east face:
Born at Philadelphia, Dec. 10, 1797.
Founded
at Hartford the first school for the deaf
in America, 1817.
Died at Hartford, Sept. 10, 1851.

south face:
Erected by contributors from every state
territory and district of the United-States.
------------
Edwin A. Hodgson,
President of the Association.
Theodore A. Froehlich,
Chairman of the Executive Committee. Amos Draper,
Treasurer of the Fund.

 
Erected 1897 by The deaf people of the United States.
 
Location. 38° 54.328′ N, 76° 59.709′ W. Marker is in Gallaudet, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Circle, South and Florida Avenue, NE on Lincoln Circle, South. Touch for map. The statue of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet Memorial, west face inscription image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, February 12, 2011
2. Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet Memorial, west face inscription
is west of the campus's main gate, across the drive from the main entrance to Chapel Hall. Its back is visible through the campus fence from Florida Avenue, NW. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chapel Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Rose Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Laurent Clerc (within shouting distance of this marker); Leonard M. Elstad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Education for All (about 300 feet away); Edward Miner Gallaudet (about 400 feet away); "Ole Jim" (about 600 feet away); The Edward Miner Gallaudet Residence (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gallaudet.
 
Also see . . .  Reverend Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, LL.D. (Submitted on February 14, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. American School for the Deaf; Alice Cogswell; Daniel Chester French, sculptor.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEducationNotable Persons
 
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet Memorial, north face inscription image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, February 12, 2011
3. Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet Memorial, north face inscription
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet Memorial, east face inscription image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, February 12, 2011
4. Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet Memorial, east face inscription
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet Memorial, south face inscription image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, February 12, 2011
5. Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet Memorial, south face inscription
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, February 12, 2011
6. Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet Memorial
- viewed from the south with Chapel Hall in the background.
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, February 12, 2011
7. Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet Memorial
- viewed from the west.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,355 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on February 20, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 14, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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