Washington DC is full of memorials, one of the most striking but not as well known as some others is the Jefferson Memorial. The memorial is constructed from Danby marble from the state of Vermont with a typical Jeffersonian dome evident. Rudolph Evans’ bronze statue of Jefferson can be seen from a distance in silhouette through the exterior columns of the memorial. Quotations from Jefferson’s writing are carved into the walls of the memorial. Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. designed the memorial plaza and the Jefferson Memorial fits into this overall plan with a direct view of the White House.