Andrew Jackson Statue

The Andrew Jackson Statue is located in front of the White House in Washington, DC. 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 Square Park was originally included in the President's Park planned by Pierre L 'Enfant. President 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 Major 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 president.

DC Inventory: November 8, 1964 (Joint Committee on Landmarks) [omitted on March 7, 1968]
Within Lafayette Square Historic District



Lafayette Square