Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (sculpture)

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Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
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Meriwether Lewis and William Clark Sculpture, November 2007
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (sculpture) is located in Virginia
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (sculpture)
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (sculpture) is located in the United States
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (sculpture)
LocationJct. of Ridge and W. Main Sts., and McIntire Rd., Charlottesville, Virginia
Coordinates38°1′50″N 78°28′58″W / 38.03056°N 78.48278°W / 38.03056; -78.48278Coordinates: 38°1′50″N 78°28′58″W / 38.03056°N 78.48278°W / 38.03056; -78.48278
Arealess than one acre
Built1919 (1919)
ArchitectKeck, Charles
Architectural stylebronze sculpture
Part ofWest Main Street Historic District (#100001641)
MPSFour Monumental Figurative Outdoor Sculptures in Charlottesville MPS
NRHP reference #97000449[1]
VLR #104-0273
Significant dates
Added to NRHPMay 16, 1997
Designated CPSeptember 18, 2017
Designated VLRJune 19, 1996[2]

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark is a historic bronze sculpture of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and Sacagawea located at Charlottesville, Virginia. Known as Their First View of the Pacific, it was sculpted by noted artist Charles Keck (1875-1951), and was the first of four works commissioned from members of the National Sculpture Society by philanthropist Paul Goodloe McIntire. The sculpture was the first of three McIntire gave to the city during the years 1919 to 1924; the sculpture was erected in 1919.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ Betsey Gohdes-Baten (April 1996). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Meriwether Lewis and William Clark Sculpture" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo