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Clark Mills's Foundry

Clark Mills's Foundry

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James Goode Collection, Library of Congress

Clark Mills's Foundry

Self-taught sculptor Clark Mills was commissioned by the Jackson Monument Committee to create the Jackson equestrian statue in 1848. He made his casting in a temporary foundry on the Ellipse. He also cast here an equestrian statue of George Washington that stands at Washington Circle on Pennsylvania Avenue. At a later octagon-shaped foundry he built on Bladensburg Road he cast Thomas Crawford’s Freedom, which was placed atop the dome of the Capitol in 1863.

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