Landon Gill

Jefferson Memorial

Construction on the Jefferson Memorial started on December 5, 1938. The memorial was completed and dedicated on April 13, 1943, Jeffersons 200th birthday. The memorial is known for its circular marble steps, ordered columns and shallow dome. Inside stands a 19 foot bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson, designed by Rudolph Evans. The four walls surrounding the statue has writings from the Declaration of Independence.
The Jefferson Memorial is located in Washington, D.C. along the river banks of the Potomac River. It was dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States.
Jefferson Memorial has more than 2 million visitors each year. It is also ranked the 4th most popular in American Architecture. The best time to visit Jefferson Memorial is in early spring when the cherry trees are in bloom.


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