Civic Art

George H.W. Bush 41 Monument

George H.W. Bush 41 Monument

Located at the corner of Franklin @ Bagby, in downtown Houston.

The Bush monument stands on a bluff overlooking Buffalo Bayou, the main artery for transportation in Houston when the city was founded in 1836. The entire area is well-lighted and features meticulous landscaping.

The George Bush Monument, a tribute to the 41st American president, is a new attraction on the Houston landscape. A public green space, the park is open to the public 365 days a year. There is no entry fee.

The exhibit features an eight-foot, 650-pound bronze sculpture of the former president and a semicircular wall consisting of four bas-reliefs that depict President Bush in various stages of his life. The park is well-lighted and includes benches and paved footpaths.

Visitors approaching on foot will find the stately green space in Sesquicentennial Park, on the west bank of Buffalo Bayou across from Wortham Center in downtown Houston. Motorists can park at metered spaces near the park entry at Bagby and Franklin Streets.

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