Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington D.C.

Title

Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington D.C.

Description

The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is a presidential memorial in Washington, D.C. dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, an American Founding Father and the 3rd president of the United States. This neoclassical building was designed by John Russell Pope. It was built by Philadelphia contractor John McShain. Construction began in 1939, the building was completed in 1943, and the bronze statue of Jefferson was added in 1947.

Creator

Rudulph Evans: Statue;

John Russell Pope: Memorial

Date

Statute and Memorial: 1943. Photograph taken in 1983.

Source

Wikimedia & Britannica

Rights

US Library of Congress

Publisher

US Library of Congress

Contributor

Rudolph Evans & John Russell Pope

Format

Medium: Sculpture & Photograph

Language

English

Type

Public Architecture

Identifier

Architecture

Coverage

Washington D.C.

Files

Thomas-Jefferson-statue-Rudolph-Evans-Washington-DC.jpg
Jefferson_Memorial_At_Dusk_1.jpg

Reference

Rudulph Evans: Statue; John Russell Pope: Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington D.C., US Library of Congress, Statute and Memorial: 1943. Photograph taken in 1983.

Cite As

Rudulph Evans: Statue; John Russell Pope: Memorial, “Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington D.C.,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed May 24, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/3.