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Josephus Daniels Monument.   Image used from the Smithsonian Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
 
Josephus Daniels Monument
Raleigh
View complete article and references at Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina at: http://docsouth.unc.edu/commland/monument/78
 
Description: This metal statue stands at a larger-than-life 8-feet-tall and rests on a 4-foot-tall base in Nash Square. Daniels is depicted wearing a long tail coat and trousers with a hat in one hand; his other arm extends towards the sky. Below the standing figure of Daniels is a pedestal which contains a plaque to commemorate Daniels' life.
 
Inscription:
Front: JOSEPHUS DANIELS / EDITOR, AUTHOR, PUBLIC OFFICIAL / SON OF / JOSEPHUS DANIELS AND MARY CLEAVES SEABROOK / BORN IN WASHINGTON, NC / MAY 18, 1862 / MARRIED TO ADDIE WORTH BAGLEY OF RALEIGH / MAY 2, 1888 / DIED IN RALEIGH, NC / JANUARY 15, 1948 / EDITOR, WILSON ADVANCE / 1880-1885 / OWNER AND EDITOR, THE NEWS AND OBSERVER / 1894-1948 / SECRETARY OF THE NAVY / 1913-1921 / AMBASSADOR TO MEXICO / 1933-1942 / TRUSTEE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA / 1901-1948
 
Dedication date: 9/24/1985
 
Creator: Janos Farkas, Sculptor
 
Materials & Techniques: The statue is constructed of metal atop a granite base and placed on a concrete foundation.
 
Sponsor: Josephus Daniels Charitable Foundation
 
Subject notes: Daniels was well known in North Carolina for his position as editor of the News and Observer from 1894 to 1948. At the national level, he became a well-known statesman after he served two government jobs; he was the Secretary of the Navy from 1913 to 1921 and served as the ambassador to Mexico from 1933 to 1942.
 
Location: The monument is located in the far right corner of Nash Square near the corner of West Hargett Street and South McDowell Street.
 
Landscape: There are a few bushes and a medium size tree near the monument. The monument itself is located on the side of the walkway.
 
City: Raleigh
 
County: Wake
 
Subjects: Historic Civic Figures,Historic Political Figures
 

 

Latitude: 
35.77783
Longitude: 
-78.64235
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