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  Monument to the Great Fire of London - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Monument to the Great Fire of London, more commonly known as The Monument is a 61-metre (202-foot) tall stone Roman doric column in the City of London, near to the northern end of London Bridge.
The west side of the base of the Monument displays an emblematical sculpture, by Caius Gabriel Cibber, in alto and bas relief, of the destruction of the City; with King Charles II, and his brother, James, the Duke of York (later James II) surrounded by Liberty, Architecture, and Science, giving directions for its restoration.
A cage (see picture) was added in the mid-19th century at the top of the Monument to prevent people jumping off, after six people had committed suicide between 1788 and 1842.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Monument_to_the_Great_Fire_of_London   (557 words)

 Monument - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Washington Monument's location (and vertical geometry, though not physical detail) was conceived to help organize public space in the city before it was ever connected with George Washington.
Monuments have been created for thousands of years, and they are often the most durable and famous symbols of ancient civilizations.
Until relatively recently, it was customary for archaeologists to study large monuments and pay less attention to the everyday lives of the societies that created them.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Monument   (659 words)

 Washington Monument - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The actual construction of the monument began in 1848 and was not completed until 1884, almost 30 years after the architect's death, due to lack of funds and the intervention of the American Civil War.
For ten hours in December of 1982, the Washington Monument was "held hostage" by a nuclear arms protester, Norman Mayer, claiming to have explosives in a van he drove up to the Monument's base.
In addition to the security upgrade, the construction, which required the monument to be closed starting in September 2004, also included an upgrade to the external lighting of the monument.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Washington_Monument   (2762 words)

 Washington Monument
The Washington Monument was built between 1848 and 1884 as a memorial to George Washington, first President of the United States.
In an elaborate Fourth of July ceremony in 1848, the cornerstone was laid.
The walls of the monument range in thickness from 15' at the base to 18'' at the upper shaft.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/wash/dc72.htm   (619 words)

 ArtLex on Monuments
From the equestrian monument of Henri lV on the Pont Neuf, Paris.
Monument of the Pont au Change in Paris: Anne d'Autriche (1602-1666), bronze, 2 x 0.5 x 0.8 m, one figure portraying King Louis XIII (1601-1643), bronze, 2.3 x 0.83 x 0.61 m, the another portraying King Louis XIV (1638-1715), bronze, 1.53 x 0.67 x 0.37 m, acompanied by trophies and captives,
Monument for the Heart of the Duke of Longueville: Strength, Paris, around 1660-1663, marble statue, 1.48 x 0.63 x 0.52 m, Louvre.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/m/monument.html   (690 words)

 TPWD: Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites
The tomb at Monument Hill was acquired by the State of Texas in 1907 and transferred to Texas Parks and Wildlife in 1949.
Facilities: Facilities include picnic sites; the historical monument and tomb; Kreische house, smokehouse, and barn; interpretive exhibits; a bluff overlook; a playground; restrooms without showers; and a 10' X 20' tent which can be rented for receptions or meetings.
Flora/Fauna: The bluff at Monument Hill is the northern limit of the Oakville Escarpment of Miocene era bearing sandstone.
www.tpwd.state.tx.us /park/monument   (1164 words)

 Lusikrates Monument   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
horegic monument erected on the west side of the Street of the Tripods, by Lysikrates, in 335/34 B.C., according to an inscription preserved on the architrave.
The monument is decorated with a frieze depicting scenes from the life of Dionysos.
The monument, known also as the "Lantern of Diogenes", was incorporated in the Capucin monastery in 1669, and was used by the monks as a reading-room and library.
www.culture.gr /2/21/211/21101n/e211an04.html   (247 words)

 Philopappos Monument   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
he monument of Philopappos is dated to 114-116 A.D. It was erected by the Athenians in honor of the great benefactor of their city, the exiled prince of Commagene, Julius Antiochus Philopappos who settled in Athens, became a citizen and assumed civic and religious offices.
The north side of the monument, which was visible from the Acropolis, was the facade, and beared lavish architectural decoration.
The monument was preserved almost intact as late as the 15th century A.D. when Cyriacus of Ancona visited the site and copied the five inscriptions on the facade.
www.culture.gr /2/21/211/21101n/e211an02.html   (237 words)

 WELCOME TO MONUMENT, OREGON   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Settled in a quiet valley surrounded by Junipers and Rimrocks, is the small community of Monument, Oregon.
Monument is located in Central Oregon/North Central Region on the North Fork of the John Day River, in Grant County.
Whether you are interested in fishing, hunting, hiking, white water rafting or just seeking a quiet respite from the hectic pace of life, Monument has it, along with the warm hospitality of a small friendly community.
www.angelfire.com /or2/Monument   (372 words)

 Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Monument Tools Ltd. has more than 70 years of excellence as manufacturers and distributors of equipment for the plumbing and drainage industries.
Monument Tools Ltd. is committed to a comprehensive policy of assuring the quality of its products and services and to search for improvements in the quality of its products and services.
Monument Tools Ltd. does not issue an Export Price List but we are happy to quote on any products of interest from within our catalogue.
www.monument-tools.com /enter.htm   (182 words)

 Famous Monuments
The monuments and stones vary in size and shape from the humble to the grand, the messages from one word to many in languages familiar and foreign but there is a universality that echoes throughout the ages.
An exception is a monument built a few years before World War I by Mrs M.F. Walsh, the wife of a wealthy New Yorker.
The cemetery's tallest monument stands six-feet tall and has a bronze inset with a bronze likeness of a boxer.
www.petcem.com /famous_monuments.htm   (503 words)

 Matthew Shepard Monument for Casper, Wyoming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Monument dedicated to Matthew Shepard's Entry Into Hell, which WBC intends to erect in Casper City Park as a solemn Memorial that God Hates Fags & Fag-Enablers
Below is a preliminary sketch of the monument dedicated to Matthew Shepard's Entry Into Hell, which WBC intends to erect in Casper City Park as a solemn Memorial that God Hates Fags & Fag-Enablers.
Letter to City Council of Casper, Wyoming, regarding a Matthew Shepard monument reading: "MATTHEW SHEPARD, Entered Hell October 12, 1998, in Defiance of God's Warning: 'Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind; it is abomination.' Leviticus 18:22.
www.godhatesfags.com /main/shepard_monument.html   (131 words)

 Washington Monument Tale @ Encyclopedia.LocalColorArt.com (Local Color Encyclopedia)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It is a United States Presidential Memorial built for George Washington, the first President of the United States and the leader of the revolutionary Continental Army, which won independence from the British following the American Revolutionary War.
Washington retired to his plantation at Mount Vernon after the war, but he soon had to decide whether to return to public life.
The spot Pierre Charles L'Enfant had chosen (now marked by Jefferson Pier) was swampy and unstable, making it unsuitable for supporting what would be an enormously heavy structure.
encyclopedia.localcolorart.com /encyclopedia/Washington_Monument   (2367 words)

 Today in History: December 6
The privately-funded organization laid the monument's cornerstone on Independence Day, 1848, in Washington, D.C. For 20 years, lack of funds and loss of support for the Washington National Monument Society left the obelisk incomplete at a height of about 156 feet.
Day and night, spring through winter, the Washington Monument is a focal point of the National Mall and a center of celebrations including concerts and the annual Independence Day fireworks display.
In a city of monuments, locals refer to the obelisk as "The Monument." By mandate, it will remain the tallest structure in Washington, D.C., dominating the skyline and accenting Pierre-Charles L'Enfant's plan for the city.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/today/dec06.html   (870 words)

 CHS: Civil War Monuments of Connecticut:
SOLDIER'S MONUMENT, East End Park, Winsted in Winchester, is significant historically because it is one of three good-sized Civil War monuments in a relatively small town, and because it was the philanthropy of a single individual.
The monument is tall with proportions appropriate for the height.
A drinking fountain 25' south of the monument honors Samuel W. Pine, the father of Charles H. Pine, donor of the monument, and Jane Nesbit, donor of the fountain.
www.chs.org /ransom/132.htm   (972 words)

 Outdoor Sculpture in Jackson, Michigan - Defense of the Flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Jackson holds the honor of mustering the first volunteer regiment of Civil War soldiers in the state, and although its monument to these men is not nearly the earliest regimental or civic memorial erected after the war, it is one of the finest in the state and among the best in the nation.
The monument was erected near the peak of Civil War memorialization around the fortieth anniversary of the fraternal conflict.
Although it is not known whether Withington contracted directly with the artist or dealt with a monument company that sub-contracted to Taft, it is apparent from inspection that he obtained an inspiring monument.
www.ellasharp.org /pages/SOS2.html   (866 words)

 Ben's Guide (3-5): Statues and Memorials -- The Washington Monument
NOTE: Robert Mills' original design for the monument was greatly altered in the course of construction and the present monument has little in common with Mills' elaborate plan.
The cornerstone for the monument was laid on July 4, 1848, and the monument was opened to the public on October 9, 1888.
Inserted into the interior walls of the monument are 188 carved stones presented by individuals, societies, cities, states, and nations of the world.
bensguide.gpo.gov /3-5/symbols/wa_monument.html   (442 words)

 Washington Monument - EnchantedLearning.com
The Washington Monument is an obelisk-shaped building in Washington, D.C. that was built to honor the first President of the United States of America, George Washington.
The exterior of the Washington Monument was completed on December 6, 1884; it was opened to the public on October 9, 1888 (after the interior was completed).
At the top of the monument there is a nine-inch tall aluminum pyramid (when the monument was built, aluminum was newly-discovered, scarce, and very expensive).
www.enchantedlearning.com /history/us/monuments/washingtonmonument   (496 words)

 Mohawk Trail
Haystack Monument, in Mission Park on the Williams College campus, marks the birthplace of American Foreign Missions.
The monument has a 46-inch-square supporting a shaft surmounted by a 34-inch diameter globe representing the world.
On the east side of the shaft, symbolizing the spirit of the mission, is the inscription "The Field is the World," and under an indented haystack are the names of the five undergraduates who participated in the historic meeting: Samuel J. Mills, James Richards, Francis L. Robbins, Harvey Loomis and Bryam Green.
www.berkshireweb.com /mohawktrail/haystack.html   (349 words)

 TPWD: San Jacinto Monument
The San Jacinto Monument is dedicated to the "Heroes of the Battle of San Jacinto and all others who contributed to the independence of Texas." The monument is a 570-foot shaft topped by a 34-foot star symbolizing the Lone Star Republic.
The monument is listed as the tallest stone column memorial structure in the world, 15 feet taller than the Washington Monument in Washington, DC.
The monument was a Public Works Administration project started on April 21, 1936 and dedicated on April 21, 1939.
www.tpwd.state.tx.us /spdest/findadest/parks/san_jacinto_battleground/monument.phtml   (855 words)

 Victorian London - Buildings, Monuments and Museums - The Monument
The fee for ascending the Monument is 3d.
Monument, Fish-street-hill- was erected by Wren to commemorate the Great Fire.
As every schoolboy knows, the Monument was erected, in 1671-77, to commemorate the Great Fire, which in 1666 had destroyed property valued at between seven and eight millions; and its height, 244 feet, is supposed to represent its distance from the spot in Pudding Lane where the flames first appeared.
www.victorianlondon.org /buildings/monument.htm   (806 words)

 monument   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The program for the dedication of the Lovejoy monument indicates that the original idea of the monument association was to let Lovejoy speak for himself in his three occupations of editor, minister, and opponent of slavery.
This monument commemorates the valor, devotion and sacrifice of the noble Defenders of the Press, who, in this city, on Nov. 7, 1837, made the first armed resistance to the aggressions of the slave power in America.
The monument and the grave site of Lovejoy each received a thorough cleaning, and a large rededication ceremony was held on the grounds of the cemetery.
www.state.il.us /hpa/lovejoy/monument.htm   (1032 words)

 Monument Valley, Arizona and Utah Travel & Vacation Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Monument Valley is an area of free standing sandstone rock forms that rise majestically from the desert floor.
The beauty of the area is a fact well documented by the numerous Western movies and television commercials for which Monument Valley has served as a backdrop.
Monument Valley is located along the Utah/Arizona border towards the southeast corner of Utah.
www.go-utah.com /monument_valley   (140 words)

 Monument Valley | Utah.com
Over the years, Monument Valley has been the setting for more Western movies than any other site in the United States.
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park - Experience the wonder of discovery among the buttes, mesas, canyons, and free standing rock formations.
Four Corners Monument - Stand in four different states at one time at one of the country's most unique landmarks.
www.utah.com /monumentvalley   (994 words)

 Bennington Vermont, a Walking Tour
Built in the late 1880's, this monument is a dedication to the famous Battle of Bennington that took place during the Revolutionary war in 1777.
It was at this location the American colonists maintained a store of weapons and food, which British General Burgoyne knew was critical to capture in order to restock his own troops.
The Bennington Battle Monument, dedicated to the famous Battle of Bennington that took place during the Revolutionary war in 1777, is a 306' stone obelisk opened to the public in 1891.
www.bennington.com /chamber/walking/monumentdescription.html   (372 words)

 Monument Mountain - The Trustees of Reservations
Stands of red pine were planted in the 1930s to reforest a landscape that had been heavily logged to provide charcoal for local iron smelters and was devastated by the loss of American chestnut trees.
For almost two centuries, Monument Mountain has been a source of inspiration to poets, novelists, and painters.
During William Cullen Bryant's stay in Great Barrington (1815-1825), he penned "Monument Mountain," a lyrical poem that tells the story of a Mohican maiden whose forbidden love for her cousin led her to leap to her death from the mountain's cliffs.
www.thetrustees.org /pages/325_monument_mountain.cfm   (386 words)

 CNN.com - Supreme Court rejects Ten Commandments monument appeal - Nov. 4, 2003
The U.S. Supreme Court Monday rejected appeals to allow a granite monument of the Ten Commandments to be prominently displayed in an Alabama courthouse, a blow to the state's highest judge, who made the issue a personal crusade.
Moore had argued the monument was a public acknowledgment of the role the Ten Commandments has played in the American legal system, and of the moral authority God has over society.
The 5,300-pound monument was moved to a non-public area of the state courthouse while the case was appealed.
www.cnn.com /2003/LAW/11/04/scotus.tencommandments   (566 words)

 Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
This high, rugged, and remote region, where bold plateaus and multi-hued cliffs run for distances that defy human perspective, was the last place in the continental United States to be mapped.
The monument has a long and dignified human history: it is a place where one can see how nature shapes human endeavors in the American West, where distance and aridity have been pitted against our dreams and courage.
The monument presents exemplary opportunities for geologists, paleontologists, archeologists, historians, and biologists.
www.ut.blm.gov /monument   (128 words)

 Scott Monument on AboutBritain.com
Following the death of Sir Walter Scott on 21st september 1832 there was a widespread feeling in Edinburgh that a monument should be erected to his memory, and the initial decision to proceed was taken at a public meeting on 5th October.
The monument including the statue was officially inaugurated on 15th August 1846.
The monument has 64 niches, in each of which, in accordance with the original design, a statuette has been placed.
www.aboutbritain.com /ScottMonument.htm   (588 words)

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