The Andrew Jackson statue is located in front of the White House in Washington, D.C. The original sculpture was erected in 1853. Thereafter the sculptor, Clark Mills, made replicas for New Orleans in 1856 and for Nashville in 1880. The Andrew Jackson statue for Washington was historically significant because it was the first bronze statue cast in the country.
Lafayette Park was originally included in the President 's "Park planned by Maj. Pierre L 'Enfant. Thomas Jefferson later authorized the separation of the present tract into a park for area residents and visitors. Workmen laid the first walks in 1824, at the time the park received its name, after the triumphant visit to this country of Maj. Gen. Marquis de Lafayette. Traditionally, Lafayette Park has been the people's park. Its statues remind visitors of the struggle to achieve a popular form of government, and it has often been a meeting place for those wishing to bring important issues to the immediate attention of the Chief Executive.
Erected 1853 (Clark Mills, sculptor)
DC listing November 8, 1964,
Omitted from list March 7, 1968
Within Lafayette Square HD