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Sea, Wind and Stars: Dupont Circle’s Sculpture Fountain in Washington DC

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Admiral Samuel F. Du Pont was a Union naval hero in the Civil War known for his navigation prowess. The three figures adorning the fountain’s base represent the Arts of Ocean Navigation: the Sea, the Wind and the Stars. The Sea … Continue reading

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Bartholdi Fountain: It’s Electric!

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Famous for sculpting the Statue of Liberty, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi also created the “Fountain of Water and Light” for America’s centennial in 1876. Originally lit by 12 gas-lamps, it was a highlight nighttime attractions in DC.  By 1915, the fountain was … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, America! Xoxo, District of Sculpture

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Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi’s “Fountain of Light and Water” to be featured soon on District of Sculpture! (Photo collage by Julie Flygare)