Commodore John Barry - Washington, DC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 38° 54.105 W 077° 01.907
18S E 323813 N 4307835
Quick Description: John Barry was born in Ireland and was an officer in the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War and later in the United States Navy.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 8/26/2014 6:52:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMMBG5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:
This sculpture is set on the western side of Franklin Square Park in the District of Columbia.
The life-size work depicts him in full military dress with his Commodore's hat and a long cape. He holds a sword to the ground with his right hand. It is set on a plinth about 10 feet high with the relief depiction of a woman who is probably an allegory for Victory. The inscription below reads:

"JOHN BARRY
COMMODORE UNITED STATES NAVY
BORN COUNTY WEXFORD IRELAND 1745
DIES IN PHILADELPHIA 1803"

The artist of the 1914 work is John J. Boyle.

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