Grant lamp posts return

Grant lamp posts

Something old is new again at the Grant Memorial by the U.S. Capitol.

Eight bronze lamp posts were erected as replicas of the original design of Edward Pearce Casey dedicated in 1921. The posts have 16 separate castings plus the eagle.

Frankly, I could do without them. They crowd the plaza and clutter photos frequently taken there. But, it’s a throwback to history and come after the outstanding 2016 renovation of the bronze figures of Grant atop a history, surrounding lions and cavalry and artillery on the plaza’s ends.

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