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How the Houdon Came to Capitol Square

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In 1853, William James Hubard received authorization to make bronze copies of the Houdon statue of George Washington which has been in the Virginia capitol since 1796. Hubard offered the second copy of the statue to North Carolina, but because of conflicts within the General Assembly, it was not dedicated until July 1857. The statue stands on Capitol Square in Raleigh.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 46 Issue 10, Mar 1979, p8-10, il, por