Statue, Portland, OR
Place Category: Memorial & Statue
Joan of Arc 12 feet bronze statue is standing in the center of Coe Circle in Laurelhurst neighborhood, Portland, Oregon, since May 30th, 1925. It is one of the several copies of the original equestrian statue of Jeanne d’Arc by Emmanuel Frémiet in Paris. Joan of Arc was a French heroine, a pioneer female warrior who had a significant role in the 100 Years’ War and is considered a symbol of bravery and a catholic saint.
The statue was donated to the city by the pioneer doctor Henry Waldo Coe, who admired the original piece while visiting Paris. He wanted to honor the Doughboys who fought in Europe during the first world war with a statue of their patron saint, Joan of Arc.
The statue is sitting on a granite base designed by Margaret Goodin Fritsch, the first woman to graduate from the School of Architecture at the University of Oregon and was paid by Dr. Coe’s Wife and his mother. The inscription on the base reads –
“JOAN OF ARC
MAID OF ORLEANS
Address: Coe Circle, Portland, OR 97232Opening Hours: 24/7
Photo credit - Steve Morgan @ Wikipedia