Sunday, March 16, 2014

DC Shot of the Day: Benito Juárez Memorial

Benito Juárez

"Traded" by the people of Mexico for a statue of Abraham LincolnBenito Juárez is part of the District's Statues of the Liberators series. It was authorized back on October 17, 1968, and presented to then President Lyndon B. Johnson to commemorate popular five-term Mexican President Juárez (who served simultaneously with Honest Abe.) The original (designed by Enrique Alciati) stands in Oaxaca, Mexico; while the bronze copy towers over the intersection of Virginia and New Hampshire Avenues, NW.