The Jefferson Memorial
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The Jefferson Memorial is in Washington, D.C.
It was designed in classical Roman style by John Russell
Pope, Otto R. Eggers, and Daniel P. Higgins.
It is made of white Georgia marble in a graceful rotunda
or circular structure.
It was dedicated on April 14, 1943 to President Thomas Jefferson
on the 200th anniversary of his birth.
The statue of Jefferson was sculpted by Rudolph Evans.
Th statue is 19 feet high, resting on a black granite pedestal
6 feet across.
This quotation is on the Thomas Jefferson Statue: "I have
sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against any form of tryanny
over the mind of man."
Japanese cherry trees - a gift from the city of Toyko in
1912 - decorate the memorial site with pink blossoms for two weeks each
The Jefferson statue is facing The White House.
The memorial originally cost $3 million.
Photo Found: www.visitingdc.com/photo/ monuments/jefferson.htm
"Jefferson Memorial" Microsoft Encarta
Encyclopedia. CD-ROM 2000