Local leaders unveil statue of Marion Barry


The John A. Wilson Building at 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW holds the offices for the mayor and D.C. Council. (photo courtesy of Josh Gibson)

Mayor Muriel Bowser, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, other D.C. Council members, and other dignitaries formally dedicated and unveiled the historic bronze statue of the late four-term mayor of the District of Columbia on March 3.

The eight-foot tall bronze statue of D.C.’s Mayor for Life was designed by artist Steven Weitzman. The statue is located at the northeast corner of the John A. Wilson Building, near the intersection of 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.