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NPS Restores Eagle Sculpure

NPS Restores Eagle Sculpture to Sherman Statue
Photo by Terry Adams

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Date: September 1, 2005
Contact: Bill Line, Public Affairs Officer, NCRO, 202-619-7222

Maintenance workers and park staff from Presidents Park and from the National Capital Region recently helped install a 52-inch-wide, 120-lbs. sculpted bronze eagle onto the base of the Sherman statue, located immediately south of the Main Treasury Department building and just south and east of the White House.

The new eagle replaces an original bronze eagle that was vandalized and stolen in 1976. The vandals were never caught. Washington, D.C. sculptor Gordan Kray, who also created the sculpture of Khalil Gibran statue located across Massachusetts Avenue from the British Embassy, created the eagle.


Did You Know?

James Buchanan, 15th President: 1857-1861

The only president that never married. The White House hostess was his niece, Harriet Lane. In 1819, Buchanan became engaged to Ann Coleman. A misunderstanding took place and their engagement was broken. A short time later, Ann died. Buchanan vowed he would never marry.