5 Jacksonville Landing Fun Facts

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From the Jacksonville Landing: Five cool facts about Jax's iconic water front property.

A statue of Jacksonville’s namesake, Andrew Jackson sits on the round-a-bout in front of The Landing and was dedicated on June 27, 1987 by then Florida Congressman Charles Bennett and Mayor Jake Godbold. The statue is a replica of the equestrian sculpture found in Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. in which Major General Andrew Jackson is portrayed reviewing his troops at the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815. He restrains his rearing mount with a steady hand while raising his hat in a salute to his troops with the other hand. The statue is nine feet tall and weighs 2,800 pounds. The primary material is bronze and the base material is concrete, covered with rocomat marble to complement The Landing’s exterior finishes.

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