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Reverend Michael Joseph McGivney

 
 
Reverend Michael Joseph McGivney Statue image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 2, 2009
1. Reverend Michael Joseph McGivney Statue
[ pedestal ]
Inscription.
Reverend
Michael Joseph
McGivney
1852 – 1890

Founder of
The Knights of Columbus
New Haven, Conn.
March 29, 1882

[ back ]
Erected March 29, 1957
by the Supreme Council
Knights of Columbus
at the
Birthplace of its Founder

 
Erected 1957 by Knights of Columbus.
 
Location. 41° 33.316′ N, 73° 2.778′ W. Marker is in Waterbury, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection of Meadow Street and Grand Street, on the left when traveling south on Meadow Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waterbury CT 06702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Cemetery on Burying Ground Hill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Prince Elton (about 600 feet away); Enoch Hibbard House (about 700 feet away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Great War For Democracy Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); They Did Not Come Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. James Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Waterbury Soldiers' Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Waterbury.
 
Regarding Reverend Michael Joseph McGivney.
Reverend Michael Joseph McGivney Statue image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 2, 2009
2. Reverend Michael Joseph McGivney Statue
The Father McGivney Statue was cast by Joseph Coletti of Boston to honor the Waterburian who founded the Knights of Columbus. The 8-foot bronze figure stands atop a 10-foot granite block. Messages were read from Pope Pius XII and President Eisenhower to the 8,000 people attending the dedication on March 31, 1957. Cardinal Spellman's appearance meant that he was the first Cardinal to visit Waterbury since Cardinal Gibbons in 1903.
 
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Reverend Michael Joseph McGivney Statue image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 2, 2009
3. Reverend Michael Joseph McGivney Statue
Back of Pedestal image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 2, 2009
4. Back of Pedestal
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,341 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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