New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Father Duffy Memorial
— Duffy Square —
[Inscription, south face of monument pedestal:]
[Inscription, north face of monument:]
Francis P. Duffy
May 2, 1871 - June 26, 1932
Chaplain 165th U.S. Infantry
Old 69th N.Y.
A Life of Service for God and Country
Spanish American War
New York National Guard
Distinguished Service Cross
Distinguished Service Medal
Conspicuous Service Cross
Croix De Guerre
Erected 1937 by Father Duffy Memorial Committee - Works Progress Administration.
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Military • War, Spanish-American • War, World I. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1871.
Location. 40° 45.543′ N, 73° 59.1′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Broadway south of W. 47th Street. The Memorial is at the south end Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Duffy Square (here, next to this marker); Former School of Performing Arts (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel J. Friedman (about 700 feet away); Schubert Alley (about 700 feet away); Stage Door Canteen (about 700 feet away); John Golden (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battalion 9 9/11 Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lambs Club (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .
1. Francis P. Duffy. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on November 7, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Father Duffy Square. (Submitted on November 19, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. The Fighting 69th [film, 1940]. featuring Pat O'Brien in the role of Father Duffy (Submitted on November 19, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
4. The Father Francis P. Duffy Statue -- Times Square. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Additional keywords. Duffy Square; "Fighting 69th"; 42nd ID; "Rainbow Division"; Times Square; New York Theater District; Pat O'Brien; Holy Cross Church; Roman Catholic;
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 569 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 19, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.