1901 - Scott Circle, Washington, D.C.
Inscription on East side of memorial: "Christian Friederich Samuel Hahnemann - Doctor in Medicine - Hofrath - Leader of the Great Medical Reformation of the Nineteenth Century - Founder of the Homoeopathic School." While I am not a student of homeopathic medicine, this memorial off the NE quadrant of General Scott Circle at the confluence of Massachusetts and Rhode Island Avenues with 16th street, is an amazing composition of craved granite, cast bronze and brilliant mosaic tile. Many of the architectural elements and lines are of Greek decorative motif, but three-quarter columns and entablature at either side of the central figure seem like a composite order of Ionic derivation. The exedra (semi-circular-dome) behind Niehaus' seated sculpture is set with rich hues of mosaic tile which I think are a great compliment the brown-green patina of the bronze works. The architecture of this memorial is incredibly beautiful, but I think its main contribution is as off-the-beaten path, urban space of sitting, gathering, and being close - yet protected from the rush of urban traffic in the circle.
Sculptor: Charles Henry Niehaus (John Paul Jones Memorial-WDC, Astor memorial doors-Trinity Church, NYC, Apotheosis-of-Saint-Louis-Stl., Benjamin Harrison-Indianapolis). Architect: Julius H. Harder of Marsh, Israels & Harder, NYC (designed portions of Worlds' Fair in Chicago).
One of my favorite memorials in Washington is the John Paul Jones monolith - also by Niehaus - at the intersection of 17th Street and Independence Avenue - but it is hazardous to visit up close, and due to the close proximity of heavy flow traffic, not a nice place to have a seat nor listen to the peaceful trickling of fish-spouted fountains.
Non Inutilis Vixi :: I have not lived in vain.