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Foggy Bottom in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

José Artigas Memorial

 

—“Statues of the Liberators” —

 
José Artigas - "Father of the Independence of Uruguay" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 9, 2013
1. José Artigas - "Father of the Independence of Uruguay"
- north face of the memorial
Inscription.
inscription, south face of base:
José Artigas
Father of the Independence of Uruguay


inscription, north face of base:
From the people of Uruguay
to the people
of the United States
of America


inscriptions, on basin rim:
“The liberty of America is my design and its attainment my only objective.”

 
Erected 1950 by The People of Uruguay.
 
Location. 38° 53.539′ N, 77° 2.489′ W. Marker is in Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Constitution Avenue, NW (U.S. 50) and 18th Street on Constitution Avenue, NW. Touch for map. The memorial is on the island ("Artigas Park") formed by the intersection of Constitution Ave., Virginia Ave., and 18th St., NW in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20006, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Museum of Modern Art of Latin America (within shouting distance of this marker); Simón Bolívar (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Washington City Canal (about
José Artigas Memorial - inscription on north face of base image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 9, 2013
2. José Artigas Memorial - inscription on north face of base
500 feet away); Lock Keeper’s House (about 500 feet away); The Canal Connection (about 500 feet away); The Home of the Pan American Union (about 500 feet away); Ysabel I, La Catolica (about 600 feet away); NSDAR Founders Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foggy Bottom.
 
Also see . . .  José Gervasio Artigas. (Submitted on July 15, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Gen. José Gervasio Artigas; Juan M Blanes, "artist".
 
Categories. HeroesPatriots & PatriotismPolitics
 
José Artigas Memorial - inscriptions on the rim of the basin beneath the statue image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 9, 2013
3. José Artigas Memorial - inscriptions on the rim of the basin beneath the statue
José Artigas Memorial - inscriptions on the rim of the basin beneath the statue. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 9, 2013
4. José Artigas Memorial - inscriptions on the rim of the basin beneath the statue.
Gen. José Gervasio Artigas - sculpture by Juan M. Blanes image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 9, 2013
5. Gen. José Gervasio Artigas - sculpture by Juan M. Blanes
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 532 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on July 31, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 15, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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