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George Washington Statue, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 47° 39.363 W 122° 18.673
10T E 551720 N 5278302
Quick Description: Standing at the West entrance to the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in 1909, the Statue of George Washington was unveiled just in time for the opening of the fair. He remains in the same location, gazing down Campus Parkway.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 12/28/2007 11:10:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM2W45
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
Views: 121

Long Description:
Standing at the West entrance to the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in 1909, the Statue of George Washington was unveiled just in time for the opening of the fair. The bronze statue was sculpted by Lorado Taft and and was placed on a temporary base for some time due to lack of funds for a suitable pedestal.

Thanks to the Rainier Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, school children of the state of Washington, and the State Commission of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Expo, the Statue was mounted on a 24' stone monument base. The base was built by the Works Progress Administration and dedicated on June 14, 1939.

Today, the statue stands next to the Henry Art Gallery, a cafeteria appropriately called “By George”, and the Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Unfortunately the poor President often wears a toupee of pigeon poop and has been dressed as numerous characters as part of fraternity pranks. During my time at the UW a giant Bart Simpson mask was seen over his head several times.

Location:
15th Ave NE and NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, WA USA
98105


Waymark website: Not listed

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