A Cubic Dignity

The inscription on the plaque includes this quote:

“If they are to put up any memorial to me, I should like it to be placed in the center of that green plot in front of the Archives Building. I should like it to consist of a block about the size [of this desk].”

I don’t know if it’s hubris to expect a memorial and to request a specific type, or if it’s a sign of humbleness to be aware of the possibility of a memorial and not wanting something ostentatious.

Located at 9th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, northwest of the National Archives.

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  1. I think it is the latter. Even with his request they still built him an unusually large memorial, which I kind of like, but I like the simplicity of the desk memorial so much more.

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