Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Thomas Jefferson memorial the Founding Father... Revolutionary... Renaissance Man. Thomas Jefferson was the key author of the Declaration of Independence, first Secretary of State for the United States of America, and a complex, 19th-century man with a wide-ranging impact on the very makeup of America itself.
His Memorial Dedicated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on April 13, 1943, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial stands in a straight line with the White House. Architect John Russell Pope influenced by Jefferson's taste in classical architecture .
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is a 19.2-acre landscape, dominated by the white, open-air, neo-classical marble memorial and the bronze statue it houses. The surrounding landscape and plaza, and its location on the south end of the Tidal Basin, make this a less formal memorial in comparison its National Mall memorial predecessors - the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument.
The memorial chamber is 165 feet in diameter.
The portico (columned front entry) is 102 feet wide.
The Jefferson statue inside is 19 feet high.
There are 54 columns in the Jefferson Memorial.
Each column is 43 feet tall and 5 feet 3 inches in diameter.
It was dedicated on 04.13.1943, the 200th anniversary of Jefferson's birth.
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