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Burlington City Arts

Lafayette

Artist: 
J.Q.A. Ward

UVM Green, N. Prospect Street
1883, bronze
 
Just as great classical heroes were immortalized in the empires of our political roots, Americans began immortalizing their heroes in much the same fashion to symbolize their independence. Lafayette came to the Colonies from France expressly to help America gain independence from the British and quickly became a general in the army. John P. Howard gifted this piece to UVM to commemorate Lafayette’s visit to Vermont in 1825.

Photo by Michael Weizenegger