26 Pillars

Posted on: February 7th, 2014 by lighthouseadmin

President Roosevelt felt that there should be a Jefferson monument or memorial to honor this fascinating founding father and past Third President.
The monument has 26 pillars, which represents the number of states at the time of Jefferson’s death.
Tidal Basin was created in the late 19th century as part of West Potomac Park to provide recreational space and as a means for draining the Washington Channel after high tide
Source—American History.

 

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Photos taken by Krishna Pal, LightHouse Occupational Therpist

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