Diplomat, Statesman, and Fifteenth President of the United States
— Meridian Hill Park, National Historic Landmark —Buchanan was our only bachelor president and relied upon his orphaned niece, Harriet Lane, to act as his First Lady during his years in the White House (1857 to 1861). In her estate, Harriet Lane Johnson made a bequest to fund a memorial to her uncle. Designed by architect William Gordon Beecher and sculpted by Maryland artist Hans Schuler, the memorial was dedicated on June 26, 1930. It features a bronze statue of Buchanan with stone figures of Law and Diplomacy at each end, representing Buchanan's career in public service.
|Series||This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series|
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 10:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 323468 N 4309796|
|Decimal Degrees||38.91933333, -77.03626667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 55.16', W 77° 2.176'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 55' 9.60" N, 77° 2' 10.56" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2201-2257 16th St NW, Washington DC 20009, US|
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