Jefferson Memorial

Congress authorized the creation of the Jefferson Memorial in 1934 to honor the founding father.  Construction was completed between 1938 and 1943.  Architect John Russell Pope incorporated Jefferson's own architectural tastes into the design, basing it on the Roman Pantheon.  The interior walls contain 4 panels with excerpts of Jefferson's writings.  Standing in the center is the 19 foot statue of Jefferson by Rudolph Evans. 


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