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Marble Fountain at Dupont Circle
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Marble Fountain at Dupont Circle

Washington, DC

Dupont Circle

In 1871 the Corps of Engineers began construction of Dupont Circle itself which at the time was called Pacific Circle. In 1882 Congress authorized a memorial statue of Rear Admiral Samuel Francis duPont in recognition of his Civil War service. The bronze statue was erected in 1884. In 1921 the statue of Dupont was replaced by a double-tiered white marble fountain. It was designed by sculptor Daniel Chester French and architect Henry Bacon. Three classical figures, symbolizing the Sea, the Stars and the Wind are carved on the fountain's central shaft


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Guest 20-Aug-2004 21:07
ha, you are a local too. i live right off the Red Line. We go to Dupont Cr. all the time.
Jude Marion19-Aug-2004 14:06
This is a lovely comp! Caught at just the right moment! Very nice!
Lori Rolfe19-Aug-2004 11:17
of course the fountain is beautiful in itself.... but you froze the water with this shot....it looks so cool..... I think the guy on sitting on the edge makes the picture..... I love it!