Freedom Bell at Union Station

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    Freedom Bell

    ---This bell located in front of Union Station was a gift for the US Bi-Centennial in 1776 from the Whitechapel Bell Foundry of England, the same foundry that cast the original Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. The Freedom Bell was cast specifically for the American Bi-Centennial and is an exact replica of the actual Liberty Bell in Philadelphia

    ---During that celebration, it was carried by the American Freedom Train to all 48 contiguous states.

    ---It is alternately called the “Freedom Bell” or the “Children’s Bell”

    ---It is twice as large as the actually Liberty Bell and rings one octave lower


    strykertf2002, Edna Barney, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. zizzybaloobah 104 months ago | reply

      How interesting! I work in the TMFJB Building and often there is a guy in front of this with evangelistic signs and signing hymns with a portable PA system. Haven't heard him in awhile though...

    2. dbking 104 months ago | reply

      zizzy: glad ya enjoyed the brief note on it. I've been trying to combine more of the dc history hobby into this one by adding historical/descriptive notes to alot of the photos so that folks will know the stories and why we have these items. It's one of the reasons why I enjoy flickr so much, being able to combine both hobbies.

      RE: the evangelical who used to be in front of the bell, I'm wondering if he has moved over near where I work, we have one now, who sounds like it may be the same one. (I work near the MCI Center). Then again, there are alot of them around so it may be a different one.

      RE: the TMF JB Bldg, I'm curious, have they "fixed" the problem with the bamboo trees roots?

    3. Edna Barney 89 months ago | reply

      This image would make a great addition to our pool ~~


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