New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
James Gordon Bennett Monument
James Gordon Bennett (1795–1872)
founder of the New York Herald in 1835
and to his son
James Gordon Bennett (1841–1918)
through whose vision and enterprise the New York Herald became one of the world's great newspapers.
The bronze figures of Minerva and the Bell Ringers are the work of Antonin Jean Carles. They stood from 1895 to 1921 above the cornice of James Gordon Bennett's New York Herald building on the north side of Herald Square and tolled the active hours to the millions in 1928. They were given by William T. Dewart, publisher of the New York Sun, to New York University, through whose generosity in 1939 they entered, on permanent loan, the care of the Department of Parks of the City of New York, that they may be here restored to their original area of pleasant service and to their place in the hearts of our citizens. Funds for their restoration were provided by subscription of business organizations whose lives are deep rooted in the neighborhood of Herald Square
Erected 1940 by New York University and
Topics. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Communications.
Location. 40° 45.028′ N, 73° 59.254′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Avenue and West 35th Street, on the left when traveling north on 6th Avenue. Located within Herald Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Macy’s (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Macy’s (within shouting distance of this marker); Broadway at 35th Street (within shouting distance of this marker); R.H. Macy & Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Herald Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Broadway Tabernacle Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jackie Robinson (about 300 feet away); Martinique and McAlpin Hotels (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . . "The James Gordon Bennett Memorial" at Daytonian in Manhattan. (Submitted on October 30, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 329 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on May 21, 2016, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.