New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Frederic Auguste Bartholdi
(1834 – 1904)
A French sculptor and friend of De Laboulaye, he created the Statue of “Liberty Enlightening the World” and selected its site. Inspired by his first view of New York Harbor, Bartholdi later wrote “The Statue was born for this place which inspired its conception”.
A gift from
Ed and Rhona Libov
to the city we love
Philip Rathner – Sculptor
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Man-Made Features.
Location. 40° 41.392′ N, 74° 2.684′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is located on Liberty Island, near the rear of the Statue. 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. Edouard Rene De Laboulaye (here, next to this marker); Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (here, next to this marker); Joseph Pulitzer (here, next to this marker); Emma Lazarus (here, next to this marker); The New Colossus (within shouting distance of this marker); Cornerstone of the Statue of Liberty Pedestal (within shouting distance of this marker); Copper for the Statue of Liberty (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Wood (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 518 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 25, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.