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Statue of Henry Clay inaugurated with great ceremony in Capitol Square, Richmond, Virginia

Henry Clay Monument, Richmond , Virginia, circa 1905
04/12/1860
A statue to Henry Clay, the former Senator from Kentucky, Speaker of the U.S. House, U.S. Secretary of State and presidential nominee, was unveiled with much ceremony before large crowds in Richmond, Virginia. Situated on the western side of Capitol Square, near the Washington Monument, the marble statue was the work of Joel T. Hart and later stood under a stone pavilion.  The statue was moved to the Old House of Delegates in the Capital Building, after the First World War.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Honors in Memory of Clay," New York Times, April 17, 1860, p. 3. 

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