Meridian Hill Park Woes cont. “Joan of Arc is swordless again”

by Prince Of Petworth September 21, 2016 at 2:45 pm 9 Comments

jean darc

Thanks to Rick for letting us know:

“Joan of Arc is swordless again at Meridian Hill Park. Any ideas when and what happened?”

The iconic Jeanne d’arc statue was completely restored in 2011.

[Ed. Note: Check out a video of the original dedication with President Harding in 1922 here.]

Maybe someone can figure out how to do this again in the meantime:

Photo by PoPville flickr user Pablo Raw

  • Ward One Resident

    Argh!!!! I hate people, I really do. I mean come on! This is why we can’t have nice things.

    • INWDC

      +1 Also, I am wondering how they broke it off… wouldn’t that take considerable strength and effort?

      • Ashy Oldlady

        It probably wouldn’t be too hard to lasso it with a rope and snap it off. Pat Collins was in a panic over this story on the news last night.

        • LittleBluePenguin

          Pat Collins’ default mode is “panic.” I can’t stand watching that guy, he drives me nuts!

  • bruno

    Probably sold for scrap.

  • Kevin

    It’s the start of the school year: frat hazing, maybe?

    • Bob

      That would be one heck of a paddle

  • DC20009

    It was still there on Sunday afternoon.

  • Anon



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