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The Marquis de Lafayette

 
 
The Marquis de Lafayette Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2010
1. The Marquis de Lafayette Marker
Inscription.
This monument was erected and presented by
Henry Harteau
a distinguished citizen of Brooklyn to be an enduring tribute to the memory of one who as friend and companion of the immortal Washington fought to establish in our country those vital principles of Liberty and Human Brotherhood which he afterward labored to establish in his own.

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This memorial was unveiled and dedicated by Marshal Joffre and M. Viviani of the French War Commission
May 10, 1917

 
Erected 1917.
 
Location. 40° 39.869′ N, 73° 58.595′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is at the intersection of Prospect Park West and 9th Street, on the left when traveling south on Prospect Park West. Click for map. Marker is located at the 9th Street entrance to Prospect Park. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11218, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Marker of Battle Pass (approx. half a mile away); Line of Defense (approx. half a mile away); Site of the Dongan Oak
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2010
2. Back of Monument
(approx. half a mile away); Maryland Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Battle of Brooklyn (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Old Stone House (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Old Stone House (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
More about this marker. A life sized bas relief of the Marquis de Lafayette standing beside his horse appears on the top of the monument.
 
Also see . . .  Marquis de Lafayette. The American Revolution webpage. (Submitted on May 16, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Lafayette Marker on Prospect Park West image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2010
3. Lafayette Marker on Prospect Park West
Back of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2010
4. Back of Marker
Monument at Prospect Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2010
5. Monument at Prospect Park
Closeup of Marquis de Lafayette Relief image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2010
6. Closeup of Marquis de Lafayette Relief
General the Marquis de Lafayette image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 5, 2015
7. General the Marquis de Lafayette
This portrait of Lafayette by an unknown American Artist hangs in the Museum of the Historical Society of Maryland in Baltimore.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 885 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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