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Cornish in Sullivan County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Farragut Monument

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

 
 
The Farragut Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 24, 1995
1. The Farragut Monument Marker
Inscription.  The monument commemorating the Civil War naval hero Admiral David Glasgow Farragut was Saint-Gaudens’ first public commission. It was begun in 1879 and unveiled in Madison Square Park, New York City in 1881, where it still stands.

Here in front of you is the original Hudson River bluestone base adapted from the designs drawn by the sculptor’s friend, the architect Stanford White. With this commission Saint-Gaudens’ reputation was assured and American sculpture revitalized.
 
Location. 43° 30.041′ N, 72° 22.117′ W. Marker is in Cornish, New Hampshire, in Sullivan County. Marker is on St Gaudens Road. The marker is on the grounds of the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 139 St Gaudens Road, Cornish NH 03745, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cornish Colony (approx. half a mile away); Constitution House (approx. 1.4 miles away in Vermont); Winston Churchill (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cornish-Windsor Bridge (approx.

The Farragut Monument image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 24, 1995
2. The Farragut Monument
2 miles away); Salmon Portland Chase (approx. 3.3 miles away); Kimball Union Academy (approx. 6½ miles away); First Roman Catholic Church (approx. 7½ miles away); Salmond Bridge (approx. 7.9 miles away in Vermont). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cornish.
 
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The Saint-Gaudens Residence image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 24, 1995
3. The Saint-Gaudens Residence
The Shaw Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 24, 1995
4. The Shaw Memorial
The Shaw Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 24, 1995
5. The Shaw Memorial
Sign at the entrance to Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 24, 1995
6. Sign at the entrance to Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 29, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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