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MARCONI, Guglielmo: Statue north of Meridian Hill Park in Washington, D.C.
by Attilio Piccirilli
located in James M. Goode's Sixteenth Street area (click link for more in that area)

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Photos courtesy of the National Park Service, Rock Creek.
Submitted by Ronda Bernstein on behalf of the NPS.
Thanks Ronda!
As works of the federal gov't they are in the public domain. (5/13/2007)




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Memorial erected in 1941 to honor Marconi (1874-1937), the inventor of the radio.
Marconi also received the Nobel Prize and the Albert Medal of the Royal Society of the Arts,
as well as being president of the Royal Italian Academy.

3' gilded bust, facing south, resting on top of a 7' h pedestal.
Behind is 6' x 15' h pedestal with a 9' gilded art-deco style nude,
arms extended, resting on a demi-globe suspended in clouds.
Pedestals of pink granite. Located at Lamont St/16th St/15th St(ext).

North inscription: Erected by popular subscription
and presented to the City of Washington
By The Marconi Memorial Foundation
1940

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More Info
See
James M. Goode's
'Washington Sculpture' (hardcover p 543 Item #12.16; Sixteenth Street area);
'Outdoor Sculpture' (paperback p424 Item #L-12)

Medium: Bronze
Artist: Attilio Piccirilli
Related subjects: History, Science; Gulielmo Marconi
Location: 16th & Lemont Sts NW Washington, D.C.
See Sixteenth Street area in James Goode's Washington Sculpture
Nearest Metro: "U" Street - African-American Civil War Memorial - Cardoza (Green - Yellow) Columbia Heights (Green - Yellow) (click station name for all sculptures nearby)
Smithsonian American Art Museum's Art Inventories Catalog: Control number DC000127 (dcMem ID #1825 )

Links & other sources
National Parks Service website on the statues in Rock Creek Park
Wikipedia article on Marconi
NPS.gov List of Classified Structures Marconi statue

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