George Rogers Clark Sculpture

George Rogers Clark Sculpture

George Rogers Clark Sculpture, February 2011
Location Monument Square, bounded by University and Jefferson Park Aves. and the railroad tracks, Charlottesville, Virginia
Coordinates 38°1′59″N 78°29′57″W / 38.03306°N 78.49917°W / 38.03306; -78.49917Coordinates: 38°1′59″N 78°29′57″W / 38.03306°N 78.49917°W / 38.03306; -78.49917
Area less than one acre
Built 1921 (1921)
Architect Aitken, Robert
Architectural style bronze sculpture
MPS Four Monumental Figurative Outdoor Sculptures in Charlottesville MPS
NRHP Reference # 97000448[1]
VLR # 104-0252
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 16, 1997
Designated VLR June 19, 1996[2]

The George Rogers Clark Sculpture is a historic sculpture located in Monument Square at Charlottesville, Virginia. The sculpture is the fourth of four works commissioned from members of the National Sculpture Society by philanthropist Paul Goodloe McIntire during the years 1919 to 1924. It was designed by Robert Ingersoll Aitken and erected in November 1921. The sculpture measures approximately 24 feet in height, 20 feet in length, and 8 feet in width. It includes a tall bronze figure of George Rogers Clark mounted on a stallion in the center of the sculpture. It has attracted criticism for its racist portrayal of Native Americans, many of whom are depicted kneeling down before Clark.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.[1]

See also


  1. 1 2 National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 2013-05-12.
  3. Betsy Gohdes-Baten (April 1996). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: George Rogers Clark Sculpture" (PDF). and Accompanying photo

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