National Geographic : 1915 Mar
THE VON STEUBEN MONUMENT IN LAFAYETTE SQUARE Lafayette Square is regarded asthemost beautiful park inthe National Capital and therichest inhistorical associations. Grouped around theSquare are Cosmos Club, which was formerly theDolly Madison house; theAr lington Hotel property, where King Edward of England and other notables were enter tained; St.John's Church, which hasbeen attended bythema jority ofthePresidents oftheUnited States; and many other not able buildings. Five statues grace the Square-Clark Mills' equestrian statue of General Jackson; the statue ofBaron von Steuben, thegreat Prussian whose sword helped toachieve Ame rica's independence; that ofKosciuszko, the brilliant Pole whose sword was drawn in thesame cause; Lafay ette Monument, and that ofRochambeau, both ofwhom lent such splendid aidtoAmer icainthehour ofher fight forfreedom. The sculptor ofthevon Steuben monument was Albert Jaegers.