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Kauno apskritis

Vilniaus gatvė 33
(Prezidentūros sodelis)

Kazys Grinius

Selema, Kazlų Rūda municipality 1866 - Chicago, Ill. 1950
third President of Lithuania, 7 June 1926 to 17 December 1926
Stasys Žirgulis

Kaunas /  Kazys Grinius   Kaunas /  Kazys Grinius


Bronze statue of Grinius sitting on a bench.




On the statue: Monogram SZ
On the pedestal: skulpt. s. žirgulis | arch. k. mikšys | 1996 m.


The architect of the monument is Kęstutis Mikšys.

Prezidentūros sodelis - President's Garden

Kaunas was from 1918 to 1940 the capital of Lithuania (since the historic capital Vilnius then belonged to Poland). The former palace of the Governor of Kovno [Kaunas], built in 1846, served during this period as the Presendential Palace. In the courtyard (open for public) are since 1996 statues of the three presidents during this period of independency:
  1. Antanas Smetona, 1919-1920
  2. Aleksandras Stulginskis, 1920-1926
  3. Kazys Grinius, 7 June - 18 December 1926
  4. Aleksandras Stulginskis (2nd time), 19 December 1926.
  5. Antanas Smetona, (2nd time), 1926-1940


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Item Code: lt111; Photograph: 14 July 2013
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