This statute of Benjamin Franklin now stands in front of the Old Post Office Pavilion on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC. Words carved into the pedestal of the statue read:
Presented to the National Capital
Stilson Hutchins (1838 – 1912) was the founder of the Washington Post. A metal plaque attached to the pedestal of the statue reads:
Erected January 17th 1889
Ernst Plassman, Designer.
Jacques Jouvenal, Sculptor.
J.F. Manning, Designer of Pedestal.
Commissioners of District of Columbia,
W.B. Webb, S.E. Wheatley, C.W. Raymond.
The statue of Benjamin Franklin is located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue NW and 12th Street NW, Washington, DC. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of the statue.
Closest Metro Station: The Federal Triangle Metro Station on the Blue and Orange Lines is the nearest Metro Station to the Old Post Office Pavilion and the statue of Benjamin Franklin.