Statue of John Witherspoon

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Doctor John Witherspoon
John Witherspoon statue DC.JPG
Statue in 2008
ArtistWilliam Couper
LocationConnecticut Avenue and N Street, N.W. Northwest, Washington, D.C.
OwnerNational Park Service
Statue of John Witherspoon
Statue of John Witherspoon is located in Washington, D.C.
Statue of John Witherspoon
LocationWashington, D.C.
Coordinates38°54′25.78″N 77°2′30.44″W / 38.9071611°N 77.0417889°W / 38.9071611; -77.0417889Coordinates: 38°54′25.78″N 77°2′30.44″W / 38.9071611°N 77.0417889°W / 38.9071611; -77.0417889
Arealess than one acre
Part ofAmerican Revolution Statuary
NRHP reference No.78000256[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 14, 1978[2]

Doctor John Witherspoon is a bronze sculpture by William Couper[3] of John Witherspoon, Presbyterian minister and a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence.

It was dedicated May 20, 1909, by the National Presbyterian Church,[4] and relocated in 1966. It is located at Connecticut Avenue and N Street, N.W. Washington, D.C.[5]

As part of American Revolution Statuary in Washington, D.C., the statue is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "American Revolution Statuary". National Park Service. July 14, 1978. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  3. ^ "Doctor John Witherspoon, (sculpture)". SIRIS
  4. ^ The National Presbyterian Church With Witherspoon Monument, Connecticut Ave
  5. ^ Ben Schuman Stoler (February 22, 2008). "Revisiting the John Witherspoon Monument". DCist. Archived from the original on December 2, 2008.

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