Beacon in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Bicentennial of the Death of
Who Visited the Nearby Madam Brett Homestead
During The American Revolution
By Members and Friends of
Melzingah Chapter, NSDAR
[ rear plaque ]
by Avard T. Fairbanks, Ph. D. (1987-1987)
Created for the nation's bicentennial in 1976,
this striking likeness has won national acclaim for
portraying the spirit and indomitable will of the
"Father of Our Country".
The first bronze casting was installed at
The George Washington University on May 16, 1980.
Bicentennial Washington is also displayed at
George Washington's home, Mount Vernon.
The George Washington University
Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, President
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1872.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beacon NY 12508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home of Madam Catharyna Brett (approx. ¼ mile away); City of Beacon Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carmen Ramputi Marine Corps League (approx. 0.3 miles away); Beacon War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Roll of Honor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Howland Center (approx. 0.3 miles away); Spanish Pentecostal Church / Rothery File Factory (approx. 0.3 miles away); Matteawan Train Station (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beacon.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 501 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 13, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.