Edmund Burke Statue

Edmund Burke is a bronze full length statue of Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher Edmund Burke by British artist James Havard Thomas.

This memorial to Edmund Burke, English statesman who espoused the cause of the American colonies in Parliament, was presented to the United States by the Sulgrave Institution, This eight and a half foat high bronze portrait statue is a copy of a statue in Bristol, England. Depicted in eighteenth century dress, Burke stands with his right hand raised in a gesture of debate. His left hand holds out the tail of his coat. The granite pedestal is seven feet high. The statue was erected under an Act approved April 25, 1922 (42 Stat. 499) without expense to the U.S. It was dedicated November 12, 1922 and is located at Massachusetts Ave, and ll th St.,N.W.

National Register Nomination: July 14, 1978

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Massachusetts Avenue at 11th and "L" Streets, NW.