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Lafayette

 
 
Lafayette Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
1. Lafayette Marker
Inscription.
[ Right of Monument ]
As soon as I heard of
American Independence,
my heart
was enlisted.
1776.

[ Back of Monument ]
Erected 1876

[ Left on Monument ]
To the City of New York
France
In remembrance of sympathy
in time of trial
1776 – 1876

[ Dedication Plaque ]
Marquis de Lafayette
Cast 1873 • Dedicated 1876
Frederic – Auguste Bartholdi

Restoration in 1991 funded by
The Grand Marnier Foundation
through the Adopt-A-Monument Program
Sponsored by the Municipal Art Society, Art Commission
and Parks Department

 
Erected 1876 by French Residents of New York.
 
Location. 40° 44.14′ N, 73° 59.4′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Union Square East, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Monument is located in the east side of Union Square Park. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abraham Lincoln Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Statue (about 400 feet away, measured
Right of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
2. Right of Monument
in a direct line); Lincoln Building (about 500 feet away); Elihu Root (about 600 feet away); Gramercy Gym Site (about 700 feet away); Academy of Music Site (about 800 feet away); Ninth Regiment New York State (about 800 feet away); Levi Parsons Morton (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. Monument consists of a bronze statue atop a pedestal of Quincy granite
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography of the Marquis de Lafayette. (Submitted on March 31, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Marquis De Lafayette Statue in Union Square Park. New York City Department of Parks & Recreation website. (Submitted on March 31, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Rear of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
3. Rear of Monument
Left of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
4. Left of Monument
Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
5. Dedication Plaque
Marquis de Lafayette Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
6. Marquis de Lafayette Statue
Monument in Union Square Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
7. Monument in Union Square Park
This statue, a gift from the French residents of New York, was dedicated on September 6, 1876.
Sculptor’s Mark image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
8. Sculptor’s Mark
The statue of the Marquis de Lafayette was done in 1873 by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi.
General the Marquis de Lafayette image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 5, 2015
9. 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 471 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   9. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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