Fountains, Statuary & Plaques

Bas relief in the garden wall behind the Pool of St. Catherine

The Cathedral’s gardens and grounds contain artifacts dating from as far back as the 9th Century A.D. (the Carolingian Font in the Hortulus), as well as a 20 th Century sculpture that had been on display in New York’s Museum of Modern Art (the Prodigal Son Statue). In 1928 Dean Bratenahl negotiated to purchase several of George Grey Barnard’s historic stones for the Bishop’s Garden – including two 12th Century Norman Arches.

Use the links below for more information about the artifacts, plaques, statues, and fountains on the Cathedral Close:

  1. Norman Arch – the entrance to the Bishop’s Garden from South Road
  2. Cannon C. Leslie Glenn plaque – near the Norman Arch entrance to the Garden
  3. Mexican Government Plaque – inside the Norman Arch entrance to the Garden
  4. Norman Court – between the Bishop’s Garden and Lawn
  5. Exterior Plaque – Bishop’s Garden Norman Court
  6. Bas Relief – Norman Court
  7. Thistle Fountain – Norman Court
  8. Bronze Font – near the Postern Gate entrance to the Bishop’s Lawn
  9. Bishop Freeman Plaque – near the south wall of the Bishop’s Lawn
  10. Bishop Harding Plaque – near Shadow House on the south wall of the Bishop’s Lawn
  11. Shadow House – the gazebo in the Bishop’s Garden
  12. Bessie Huidekoper Fay Plaque – in the lower wall at the South end of the Bishop’s Garden
  13. Strong/Wright Fountain – on the Bishop’s Garden south wall, facing the Prodigal Son statue
  14. Carolingian Font – in the center of the Bishop’s Garden Hortulus
  15. Sundial and Pedistal – Bishop’s Garden
  16. St. Catherine’s Pool – Bishop’s Garden
  17. Bas Relief of St. Catherine – in the stone wall above the St. Catherine Pool
  18. Bas Relief of Kneeling Figure – in the stone wall behind the Bishop’s Garden Upper Perennial Border
  19. Wayside Cross – at the east end of the Rose Garden
  20. Bas Relief of Four Figures –  in the stone wall behind the Bishop’s Garden Upper Perennial Border
  21. Alice Trowbridge Strong Plaque – in the wall behind the Bishop’s Garden Upper Perennial Border
  22. Florence Brown Bratenahl Plaque –  in the stone wall behind the Bishop’s Garden Upper Perennial Border
  23. Bird Font and Bas Relief of Kneeling Figure – east end of the Bishop’s Garden Upper Perennial Border
  24. Prodigal Son Statue – below the weeping cherry tree in the southeast corner of the Bishop’s Garden
  25. Frank Wisner Plaque – adjacent to the Yellin Gate entrance to the Bishop’s Garden
  26. Samuel Yellin Gates – the entrance to the Bishop’s Garden from the Pilgrim Steps
  27. Pilgrim Steps – Between Pilgrim Road and South Road, the steps lead to the Cathedral’s south transept
  28. George Washington Statue – the entrance to the Olmsted Woods from Pilgrim Road, below the Pilgrim Steps.
  29. Phyllis Nitze Garden Plaque – on Pilgrim Road near the Pilgrim Steps
  30. Margaret Sturgis Suter Memorial Portal – located at Pilgrim Road and Garfield Street
  31. Cathedral College Cloister Garth plaque – in the Cathedral College
  32. Cathedral College Garth Pool – in the Cathedral College
  33. Irene Sophie duPont Fountain and plaque – in the garth on the north side of the Cathedral
  34. North Garth Cloister – north side of the Cathedral
  35. Bishop John Thomas Walker plaque – located in the wall of Walker Court on the Cathedral’s west front.
  36. Jean C. Vandermark plaque – near the glass elevators on the Cathedral’s west front
  37. All Hallows Guild Members plaque – in the Oak Grove on the west front of the Cathedral
  38. McFarland, Strawbridge & Walker plaque – located on the west front of the Cathedral, facing Wisconsin Avenue
  39. Society of Colonial Wars plaque – west front of the Cathedral near the entrance to South Road
  40. Pan Statue – outside Shadow house in the Bishop’s Garden
  41. Baptistry Pool and Plaque – outside of the Old Baptistry building (now Open City Cafe)
  42. Peace Cross – between St. Albans Church and St. Albans School
  43. Landmark Memorial Sundial and Altar – between St. Albans Church and St. Albans School
  44. Ann Huidekoper Brown plaque – in the Pilgrim Road planting bed below Shadow House
  45. All Hallows Amphitheater Plaque – set into stone wall in the amphitheater
  46. Bishop Chane Plaque and Tree – between the Bishop’s Garden and Lawn

WHO WE ARE

All Hallows Guild was founded in 1916 to provide for the care and beautification of the grounds of Washington National Cathedral. The Guild works closely with the horticultural staff to preserve this historic landscape and raises funds for renovation and renewal of the gardens.

CONTACT US

  • (202) 537-2937
  • (202) 537-2321
  • ahg@allhallowsguild.org
  • 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20016

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