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LEGACY Jefferson Davis -- Confederate Park, Memphis TN
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N 35° 08.819 W 090° 03.238
15S E 768388 N 3893317
Quick Description: This statue of Jefferson Davis, the former President of the Confederate States of America, which stands at Confederate park in downtown Memphis is listed in the SIRIS database. Update Jan 2018: On 17 Dec 2017 this statue was removed
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 3/25/2015 4:31:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMNJYH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 2

Long Description:
UPDATE 29 Jan 2018: In 2013 the name of Confederate Park was changed to Memphis park. On 17 Dec 2017, the statue of Jefferson Davis was removed.

ORIGINAL WAYMARK:

A bronze statue of Former Confederate President Jefferson Davis stands in the center of Confederate Park, which was dedicated in 1906 in downtown Memphis TN.

A life-size statue of Davis in an 1860s-vintage suit and boots stands on a gray granite plinth, looking like he is making a political speech. He holds a rolled up piece of paper in the left hand. His right arm is raised and his hand is open, suggesting he is gesturing to make a point to his audience.

The base is inscribed as follows:

[east side of base]

"JEFFERSON DAVIS

President Of
The Confederate States
Of America
1861-1865

Before The War Between the States,
He Served With Distinction
As a United States Congressman
And Twice As a United States Senator.
He Also Served As Secretary of War
of The United States.
He Was A True American Patriot

[west side of base]

Erected By
The Jefferson Davis
Memorial Association

Officers
Mrs. Harry Allen, Pres.
Mrs. Osceola Gordon, Sec.
Miss Lottie Blount
Mrs. Charles Crump
Walter Chandler
St. John Waddell
Byron Hyde
John Apperson

The United Daughters Of The Confederacy
The Sons Of The Confederate Veterans
The Children Of The Confederacy
Friends And Patriotic Citizens"
TITLE: Jefferson Davis

ARTIST(S): Aldo Pero

DATE: 1964

MEDIUM: bronze figure on a granite base

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS 71500752

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
51 N Front St Memphis TN


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
As of 17 Dec 2017 this statue has been removed


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