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

Benito Juárez Memorial

 

—Statues of the Liberators —

 
Juarez Memorial, east face image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 27, 2013
1. Juarez Memorial, east face
Inscription.
[Inscriptions, east face:]

Respect for the rights
of others is peace
Benito Juárez
1806-1872
The people of Mexico to the people
of the United States of America

El respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz
Benito Juárez
1806-1872
El pueblo de Mexico al pueblo
de los Estados Unidos de America

[Inscription, center of west base:]

En este sitio fue depositada
tierra de Guelatao, Oaxaca,
lugar de origen del Presidente
BENITO JUAREZ
7 de Enero de 1969

[Inscription, lower right corner of west pedestal:]

Luis Ortiz Macedo
Luis A. Sosa V[illasenor]
Arquitectos
Diciembre 1968

 
Erected 1968 by Government of Mexico.
 
Location. 38° 53.927′ N, 77° 3.217′ W. Marker is in Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Virginia Avenue, NW and 25th Street, NW on Virginia Avenue, NW. Touch for map. The Memorial is across 25th Street from the Watergate Complex, in the park constructed above the I-66 Freeway and within the traffic circle that also includes New Hampshire Avenue, NW. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20037, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Juarez Memorial: center, west base image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 27, 2013
2. Juarez Memorial: center, west base
Translation: "On this site was deposited earth from Guelatao, Oaxaca, the birthplace of President Benito Juarez, January 7, 1969."
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The American Meridian (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Canal to the West - Tide Lock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Leonard A. Grimes (approx. ¼ mile away); Aleksandr Pushkin (approx. ¼ mile away); Herring Highway (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pembroke College, Oxford, Coat of Arms (approx. 0.3 miles away); Department of State (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foggy Bottom.
 
Also see . . .
1. Benito Juárez. (Submitted on June 5, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Statues of the Liberators. (Submitted on June 5, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Enrique Alciati, sculptor; "Pablo Benito Juárez Monument and Park"; "Builder of Modern Mexico"; Luis Sosa Villasenor; National Park Service; Statues of the Liberators.
 
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Juarez Memorial: inscription, lower right corner, west pedestal: image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 27, 2013
3. Juarez Memorial: inscription, lower right corner, west pedestal:
Luis Ortiz Macedo and Luis A. Sosa, V., architects. December 1968.
Juarez Memorial - with the Watergate complex in the background image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 27, 2013
4. Juarez Memorial - with the Watergate complex in the background
Juarez Marker - inscriptions on west side of pedestal and base image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 27, 2013
5. Juarez Marker - inscriptions on west side of pedestal and base
Juarez Memorial, view from northeast image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 27, 2013
6. Juarez Memorial, view from northeast
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on May 4, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 5, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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