McPherson Square in Washington

McPherson Square

McPherson Square is a public park located in downtown Washington D.C. It was named after James B. McPherson, a Union general during the American Civil War who died in the Battle of Atlanta. The park was established in 1872 and has since become a popular tourist attraction due to its central location and proximity to notable landmarks such as the White House and the National Mall. McPherson Square is also known for its political significance as a site for protests and demonstrations, including the Occupy D.C. movement in 2011. The park features several sculptures and memorials, including a statue of McPherson and a fountain designed by architect I.M. Pei.

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