Original Statue of Liberty
This statue, cast in bronze from the original plaster sculpture, was enlarged 16 times by the artist to create the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, perhaps the most recognized symbol of freedom in the world.
It was presented as a gift to the American people and paid for by the citizens of France. The statue celebrates the core values of both countries: freedom, democratic government and the equality of man.
It also celebrates the bonds of friendship between our
two countries and the vital financial and military assistance that
France gave our Revolutionary Army commanded by George
Washington during our young nation's hour of greatest need.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
Location. 40° 45.876′ N, 73° 58.209′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of East 61st Street and Madison Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East 61st Street. The marker is on East 61st Street, just a few steps from Madison Avenue, at
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Theodore Roosevelt Lived Here (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eglise Française du St. Esprit (about 600 feet away); The Metropolitan Club (about 600 feet away); Knickerbocker Club (about 700 feet away); Doris C. Freedman Plaza (about 800 feet away); Charles Evans Hughes (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Tecumseh Sherman Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lombard Lamp (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . . Statue of Liberty (Wikipedia). "The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States. The copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel. The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886." (Submitted on August 27, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.