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Cornerstone of the Statue of Liberty Pedestal

 
 
Cornerstone of the Statue of Liberty Pedestal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Volker Schmidt, May 2010
1. Cornerstone of the Statue of Liberty Pedestal Marker
Inscription.  At this site on August 5, 1884, the cornerstone of the pedestal of the Statue of “Liberty Enlightening the World” was laid with ceremony by William A. Brodie, Grand Master of Masons in the State of New York. Grand lodge members, representatives of the United States and French governments, Army and Navy officers, members of foreign legations, and distinguished citizens were present. This plaque is dedicated by the Masons of New York in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of that historic event.

MW Calvin G. Bond, Grand Master of Masons
MW Arthur Markewich, Masonic Anniversary Chairman
RW Robert C. Singer, Deputy Grand Master
August 5, 1984
 
Erected 1984 by Masons of New York.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks. In addition, it is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites series list.
 
Location. 40° 41.356′ N, 74° 2.678′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from Liberty
Cornerstone Markers image. Click for full size.
By Volker Schmidt, May 2010
2. Cornerstone Markers
Island. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The New Colossus (here, next to this marker); Copper for the Statue of Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); Edouard Rene De Laboulaye (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederic Auguste Bartholdi (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Pulitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); Emma Lazarus (within shouting distance of this marker); Building the Statue of Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. Statue of Liberty National Monument. National Park Service (Submitted on May 3, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of the State of New York. (Submitted on May 3, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
3. UNESCO World Heritage List No. 307. (Submitted on April 28, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. UNESCO World Heritage List No. 148
 
Corner Stone of the Statue of Liberty Pedestal image. Click for full size.
By Volker Schmidt, May 1, 2010
3. Corner Stone of the Statue of Liberty Pedestal
Laid August 5, 1884
Rededicated as corner stone of the
American Museum of Immigration
October 28, 1962
National Assoc. of Corrosion Engineers Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Volker Schmidt, May 2010
4. National Assoc. of Corrosion Engineers Plaque
The Statue of Liberty has been selected by the National Association of Corrosion Engineers as a National Corrosion Restoration Site as an example of man’s technological accomplishments to control corrosion. Applied to a historic structure so that future generations can benefit from the symbolic history of the Statue as the world’s best-known monument to man’s search for freedom and liberty.
Presented to the National Park Service
October 28, 1986.
In commemoration of the Statue’s 100th birthday
Statue of Liberty image. Click for full size.
By Volker Schmidt, May 2010
5. Statue of Liberty
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2011, by Volker Schmidt of Albstadt, Germany. This page has been viewed 2,782 times since then and 154 times this year. Last updated on April 24, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 1, 2011, by Volker Schmidt of Albstadt, Germany. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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