New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
As soon as I heard of
[ Back of Monument ]
[ Left on Monument ]
To the City of New York
In remembrance of sympathy
in time of trial
1776 – 1876
[ Dedication Plaque ]
Marquis de Lafayette
Cast 1873 • Dedicated 1876
Frederic – Auguste Bartholdi
Restoration in 1991 funded by
The Grand Marnier Foundation
through the Adopt-A-Monument Program
Sponsored by the Municipal Art Society, Art Commission
and Parks Department
Erected 1876 by French Residents of New York.
Location. 40° 44.14′ N, 73° 59.4′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Union Square East, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Monument is located in the east side of Union Square Park. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10001, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abraham Lincoln Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Square Park (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Statue (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln Building (about 500 feet away); Elihu Root (about 600 feet away); Washington Irving (about 700 feet away); Gramercy Gym Site (was about 700 feet away but has been reported missing. ); Academy of Music Site (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
More about this marker. Monument consists of a bronze statue atop a pedestal of Quincy granite
Also see . . .
1. Biography of the Marquis de Lafayette. (Submitted on March 31, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Marquis De Lafayette Statue in Union Square Park. New York City Department of Parks & Recreation website. (Submitted on March 31, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 521 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 31, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 9. submitted on November 7, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.