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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1938/12/15 John Russell Pope Architect Construction begins on Jefferson Memorial.
1939/00/00 Adolph A Weimann Sculptor Adolph A Weinman is selected to create the pediment relief above the Jefferson Memorial entrance. Rudulph Evans is awarded the commission to create the statue of Jefferson.
1939/12/15 John McShain Inc Contractor Cornerstone of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial is laid by Franklin Roosevelt.
1939/12/15 Franklin D Roosevelt Dignitary Cornerstone of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial is laid by Franklin Roosevelt.
1943/04/13 Eggers and Higgins Architect Jefferson Memorial is dedicated by President Roosevelt. A plaster cast of Evans' Jefferson statue, painted to look like bronze, is installed.
1943/04/13 Thomas Jefferson In Memoriam Jefferson Memorial is dedicated by President Roosevelt. A plaster cast of Evans' Jefferson statue, painted to look like bronze, is installed.
1947/00/00 Roman Bronze Works Foundry Evans' bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson is installed.

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Particulars for Thomas Jefferson Memorial:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration Commemorative property
Owner Federal
Area of Significance Landscape Architecture
Historic Use Monument, Marker
Level of Significance National
Architectural Style Neoclassical
Historic Use Park
Criteria Person
Area of Significance Politics-government
Sight Category Structure



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 66000029
Resource Type:
Owner: Federal
Architect: Pope,John Russell; Eggers and Higgins
Architectural Style: Classical revival
Other Certification: Additional documentation
Nominator Name: National Memorial
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Landscape architecture, Politics-government, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering, Person
Criteria Consideration: Commemorative property, Significance of less than fifty years
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1937, 1943
Associated People: Jefferson,Thomas
Historic Function: Recreation and Culture, Landscape
Historic Sub-Function: Monument, Marker, Park
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Park Monument, Marker

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