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Adams Memorial

  • Also Known As: "Grief" also "The Peace of God that Passeth Understanding"

  • Address: Webster St and Rock Creek Church Rd NW
  • Vicinity: Section E of Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, DC
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Object

Memorial commissioned by Henry Adams in honor of his wife, Marian Hooper Adams. - AsNotedIn


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1886/00/00 Augustus Saint-Gaudens Sculptor Henry Adams commissions Augustus Saint-Gaudens to create a bronze statue in memory of his wife, Marian Hooper.
1891/00/00 McKim, Mead and White Architect Augustus Saint-Gaudens' shrouded figure is set against a granite block on a hexagonal plot, designed by Stanford White.
1891/00/00 Henry Adams Benefactor Adams Memorial is created for Henry Adams in honor of his wife, Marian Hooper Adams.
1891/00/00 Marian Hooper Adams In Memoriam Adams Memorial is created for Henry Adams in honor of his wife, Marian Hooper Adams.

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Particulars for Adams Memorial:
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Art
Material Bronze
Criteria Consideration Commemorative property
Level of Significance National
Sight Category Object
Owner Private
Historic Use Work of Art



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 72001420
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Saint-Gaudens,Augustus; McKim,Mead and White
Other Certification: Additional documentation
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Art
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Commemorative property
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1891
Historic Function: Recreation and Culture
Historic Sub-Function: Work of art (sculpture, carving, rock art)
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Work of art (sculpture, carving, rock art)

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