Francis Asbury Memorial

The Frances Asbury memorial is a bronze, life size, equestrian statue located at the intersection of 16th and Mount Pleasant Streets, NW.

The monument to pioneer Methodist bishop Francis Asbury (1745-1810) was erected on a small triangular reservation in 1924. The bronze figure on a granite pedestal depicts Asbury astride a pausing horse. Asbury was the first superintendent of the Methodist Church in America, and spent his ministry traveling throughout the country, ordaining thousands of clergymen.

DC designation: February 22, 2007
National Register listing: October 11, 2007
within Mount Pleasant HD
US ownership



16th and Mount Pleasant Streets, NW