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Jefferson Memorial

Jefferson Memorial
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Thomas Jefferson Memorial commemorates: third U.S. president, drafter of the Declaration of Independence, founder of the University of Virginia. Modeled on Rome’s Pantheon, designed by John Russell Pope and dedicated in 1943, the memorial sparked controversy when it opened because it resulted in the removal of a swath of Washington’s beloved cherry trees. The 19-foot tall, five ton bronze statue of Jefferson in the center of the building looks toward the White House. Due to metal shortages during World War II, the statue was added four years after the memorial’s dedication. Source: thedistrict.com