Statue of Alexander Robey Shepherd

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Alexander Robey Shepherd
"Boss" Shepherd
Alexander Robey Shepherd statue.jpg
Statue in 2020
ArtistUlric Stonewall Jackson Dunbar
Dimensions240 cm × 210 cm × 270 cm (8 ft × 7 ft × 9 ft)
LocationWashington, D.C.
Coordinates38°53′43″N 77°01′54″W / 38.895378°N 77.031594°W / 38.895378; -77.031594
OwnerDistrict of Columbia

Alexander Robey Shepherd is a bronze statue, by Ulric Stonewall Jackson Dunbar. It is located at the John A. Wilson Building, Northwest, Washington, D.C. on the north front.


It was dedicated on May 3, 1909, in front of the District of Columbia Municipal Building at 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N. W., where it stood from 1909 to 1931. Due to construction of the Federal Triangle, it was moved in 1931 to what is today Freedom Plaza. In 1979 construction began on Freedom Plaza and the statue was placed in storage, most likely at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, 5000 Overlook Avenue, S.W. It was installed at 4701 Shepherd Parkway, S.W. for a brief period in the 1980s before being returned to its original location in 2005.[1]

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  1. ^ "Alexander Robey Shepherd, (sculpture)". Save Outdoor Sculpture, District of Columbia survey. 1993. Retrieved October 19, 2011.

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