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Sarah Rittenhouse Armillary Sphere

A large sundial on top of a pedestal reading
Sarah Rittenhouse Armillary Sphere

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The armillary sphere was damaged in 2019. Proposals are being assessed for the reinstallation of the memorial.

The memorial to Sarah Louise Rittenhouse (1845-1943) is an armillary sphere on a marble pedestal. She is considered the founder of Montrose Park in Georgetown and is given credit for saving the park area from a housing development planned in the early 1900's. This memorial was a gift from the Georgetown Garden Club and was dedicated in 1956.

Inscriptions
In Tribute to
Sarah Louisa Rittenhouse
1845-1942
Through Her Vision
And Perseverance This
Land Became
Montrose Park
An etching on the back of the pedestal reads:
Erected by the Georgetown Garden Club
1956