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James A. Garfield Monument

Listed under Tombs & Memorials in Washington D.C., United States.

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This magnificent statue is located on the grounds of the United States Capitol Complex. The James A. Garfield Monument is part of a three piece group which also includes the Peace Monument and the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial. The monument was completed on May 12, 1887 and was sculpted by John Quincy Adams Ward and cast by the Henry-Bonnard Company of New York.

The monument currently resides in the circle at First Street and Maryland Avenue, the same place where it was unveiled. Under the figure of Garfield on the top of the statue there are 3 different figures symbolizing his life's accomplishments. These sculptures include a student, a warrior and a statesman. The statue was restored in 1992.

The restoration removed much of the loose corrosion layer then repainted with acrylics to ensure no further damage. The statue has returned to the full glory that was intended for it by John Quincy Adams Ward.

Written by  Cassandra Lund.

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