Franklin Statue at the Old Post Office - Washington, D.C.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 38° 53.684 W 077° 01.679
18S E 324125 N 4307049
Quick Description: A statue of Benjamin Franklin is on display in front of the Old Post Office in Washington, D.C.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 2/12/2008 8:22:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM35F9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 116

Long Description:
This statue of Printer, Philosopher, Patriot, and Philanthropist Benjamin Franklin stands on a pedestal in front of the Old Post Office Pavilion on the corner of 12th Street NW and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. The statue was sculpted in 1889 by Jacques Jouvenal. Franklin's statue was placed in front of the Old Post Office building because he was also a postmaster, appointed by King George III before the Revolutionary War.
Location Type: Portrait/Statue

Reference Web Site: [Web Link]

Established Date: 01/17/1889

Property Type: Public

Fee required: no

Location Notes:
This statue is available 24/7 next to the Old Post Office.


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