|John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial|
The memorial in 2014
|Subject||John F. Kennedy|
|Condition||"Well maintained" (1993)|
|Location||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Owner||The Grotto, formally known as the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother|
The John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial, also known as The Grotto: John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial, is an outdoor 1965 large bas-relief sculpture and memorial to John F. Kennedy by an unknown artist, installed outside The Grotto in Portland, Oregon, United States.
Description and reception
The large bas-relief sculpture and memorial to John F. Kennedy is installed in the parking lot of The Grotto, a Catholic shrine and sanctuary formally known as the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, located at Northeast Sandy Boulevard and 85th Avenue in Portland's Madison South neighborhood. It was created in 1965 by an unknown artist. The plaque displays Kennedy's profile, the same seen on the Kennedy half dollar.
The memorial was gifted by multiple Catholic organizations. Its condition was deemed "well maintained" by the Smithsonian Institution's "Save Outdoor Sculpture!" program in July 1993. The memorial is administered by the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother and has been included in published walking tours of Portland.
- "The Grotto: John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial, (sculpture)". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
- Cook, Sybilla Avery (1998). Walking Portland. Globe Pequot. p. 233. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
- Cook, Sybilla Avery (April 2, 2013). Walking Portland, Oregon (2 ed.). Globe Pequot. p. 242. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
- JFK at the Grotto - Portland, OR at Waymarking