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Lafayette-Washington

 
 
Lafayette-Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 19, 2019
1. Lafayette-Washington Marker
Inscription.  
Presented to the City of New York
by
Charles B Rouss
April Nineteenth – Nineteen Hundred
 
Erected 1900.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 40° 48.221′ N, 73° 57.481′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Memorial is at the intersection of Morningside Avenue and West 114th Street, in the median on Morningside Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Lafayette Square, New York NY 10026, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seligman Fountain (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Houdini (about 700 feet away); Carl Schurz Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frederick Douglass (approx. 0.2 miles away); A. Philip Randolph Square (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oscar J. Hijuelos (approx. 0.3 miles away); Graham Court Apartments (approx. 0.3 miles away); New York City Defenses During the War of 1812 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding Lafayette-Washington.
"Lafayette-Washington" image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 19, 2019
2. "Lafayette-Washington"

“Lafayette and Washington statue (1900) by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi was dedicated in 1890, but not brought to the triangle until 1900. The statue commemorates the alliance between the U.S. and France during the American Revolutionary War and consists of a bronze sculptural group depicting General George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette, both in uniform and holding hands. The group is atop a white marble pedestal and contains an associated bronze plaque on a gray granite base. It is an exact replica of a statue in the Place des États-Unis, Paris.”
 
Also see . . .  Lafayette and Washington. Official NYC Parks description (Submitted on December 19, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Lafayette Square image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 19, 2019
3. Lafayette Square
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 19, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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