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The Father Duffy Memorial

 

—Duffy Square —

 
Monument to Father Duffy, south face - in Duffy Square image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 15, 2012
1. Monument to Father Duffy, south face - in Duffy Square
Inscription.
[Inscription, south face of monument pedestal:]
Father Duffy


[Inscription, north face of monument:]
Lieutenant Colonel
Francis P. Duffy
May 2, 1871 - June 26, 1932
Catholic Priest
Chaplain 165th U.S. Infantry
Old 69th N.Y.
A Life of Service for God and Country
Spanish American War
New York National Guard
Mexican Border
World War

Distinguished Service Cross
Distinguished Service Medal
Conspicuous Service Cross
Legion D’Honneur
Croix De Guerre

 
Erected 1937 by Father Duffy Memorial Committee - Works Progress Administration.
 
Location. 40° 45.543′ N, 73° 59.1′ W. Marker is in New York City, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Broadway south of W. 47th Street. Click for map. The Memorial is at the south end of Duffy Square which is between Broadway and 7th Avenue, south of W. 47th Street and north of Times Square. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Former School of Performing Arts (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stage Door Canteen
Monument to Father Duffy, north face image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 15, 2012
2. Monument to Father Duffy, north face
(about 700 feet away); Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Eugene O'Neill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Algonquin Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Betsey Johnson (approx. ¼ mile away); Norma Kamali (approx. 0.3 miles away); Marc Jacobs (approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Francis Patrick Duffy, 69th New York. (Submitted on November 19, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Father Duffy Square. (Submitted on November 19, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. The Fighting 69th [film, 1940]. featuring Pat O'Brien in the role of Father Duffy (Submitted on November 19, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. Duffy Square; "Fighting 69th"; 42nd ID; "Rainbow Division"; Times Square; New York Theater District; Pat O'Brien; Holy Cross Church; Roman Catholic; Charles Keck, sculptor; Canadian-Americans.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.MilitaryWar, Spanish-AmericanWar, World I
 
Pedestrian traffic in Duffy Square - view from monument, looking south, image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 15, 2012
3. Pedestrian traffic in Duffy Square - view from monument, looking south,
down Broadway toward W. 46th Street and Times Square.
Father Duffy's Monument - Charles Keck, sculptor image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 15, 2012
4. Father Duffy's Monument - Charles Keck, sculptor
Chaplain Duffy, WWI image. Click for full size.
By U.S. Army Signal Corps, circa 1918
5. Chaplain Duffy, WWI
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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