Second Division Memorial – Washington DC

Description

The Second Division Memorial is located in President’s Park, between 17th Street Northwest and Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC. It commemorates those who died, while serving in the 2nd Infantry Division of the U. S. Army during World War I. The artist was James Earl Fraser.

While the sculpture itself does not appear to have been a New Deal project, it was erected with New Deal (most likely WPA) labor and/or funds. It was dedicated on July 18, 1936, by president Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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Source notes

National Archives, Record Group 69, Records of the Work Projects Administration, “Newspaper clippings file, 1935-1942.”

“New Deal Projects Aid Many Park Developments in Capital,” Washington Daily News, July 23, 1936.

http://siris-artinventories.si.edu/

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on June 7, 2013.

Location Info

Second Infantry Division WWI Memorial
Washington, D.C. 20024

Coordinates: 38.892528, -77.037916

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