New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
INVENIT ET SCULPSIT. PARISIIS. J.J. CAFFIERI SCULPTOR. REGIUS ANNO DOMINI. MDCCLXXVII.
Erected 1787 by St. Paul's Chapel, Authorized by the Continental Congress in 1776.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 40° 42.67′ N, 74° 0.529′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Memorial is at the intersection of Broadway and Vesey Street, on the right when traveling south on Broadway. Marker is attached to the Broadway side of the St. Paul's Chapel. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Remains of Maj. Gen. Richard Montgomery (here, next to this marker); St. Paul's Chapel (a few steps from this marker); Dr. William James MacNeven (a few steps from this marker); Saint Paul’s Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Honorable Thomas Addis Emmet (within shouting distance of this marker); A Historic Landmark (within shouting distance of this marker); David Rockefeller Memorial Clock (within shouting distance of this marker); Bell of Hope (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
More about this marker. The Latin text, translated roughly, is as follows: Designed and sculpted in Paris by royal sculptor J.J. Caffieri, in the Year of the Lord 1777.
It seems that while the marker was sculpted in 1777, it was not installed until 1787, due to the interference of the Revolutionary War.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for Richard Montgomery. (Submitted on July 4, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
2. The General and The Monument. Excerpt: “Patriots quickly seized upon the story of Montgomery’s life—and his heroic death—to build support for separation from Britain. Poems lauding his exploits were published in colonial newspapers, and an anonymous propagandist published ‘Dialogue between the Ghost of General Montgomery Just arrived from the Elysian Fields; and an American Delegate, in a Wood Near Philadelphia,’ in which the specter of Montgomery urges revolution. On January 25, 1776, Congress approved creation of a memorial for Montgomery—the first monument ever commissioned by the United (Submitted on January 25, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,083 times since then and 116 times this year. Last updated on December 13, 2010, by Gregory Guderian of Belleville, New Jersey. It was the Marker of the Week January 25, 2015. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. 5. submitted on November 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 6. submitted on January 25, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.