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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Louisville's Thomas Jefferson Statue

Louisville's Thomas Jefferson Statue

In front of the Jefferon County Courthouse (now known as Louisville Metro Hall) in Downtown Louisville, KY is this prominent statue of Thomas Jefferson. It was sculpted by Moses Ezekiel in 1901 and given to the city.

Louisville's Thomas Jefferson Statue

For the statue, Thomas Jefferson is holding the Declaration of Independence, which he authored. Jefferson stands atop a bell. The bell is flanked by four winged statues representing Equality, Justice and the Brotherhood of Man (Religious Freedom), and Liberty.

Louisville's Thomas Jefferson Statue: Equality Louisville's Thomas Jefferson Statue: Justice Louisville's Thomas Jefferson Statue: Brotherhood of Man Louisville's Thomas Jefferson Statue: Liberty

This Monument was unveiled on Nov. 9, 1901. A smaller replica of this statue is also displayed at the University of Virginia, which was Founded by Jefferson.

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