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.
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. Touch for map. The Memorial is at the south end of Duffy Square which is between Broadway and 7th Avenue, south of W. 47th Street and north of Times Square. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10036, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Former School of Performing Arts (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stage Door Canteen Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Eugene O'Neill (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Amsterdam Theatre (approx. ¼ mile away); Algonquin Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Betsey Johnson (approx. ¼ mile away); Norma Kamali (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .
1. Francis Patrick Duffy, 69th New York. (Submitted on November 19, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
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.)
Additional keywords. Duffy Square; "Fighting 69th"; 42nd ID; "Rainbow Division"; Times Square; New York Theater District; Pat O'Brien; Holy Cross Church; Roman Catholic; Charles Keck, sculptor; Canadian-Americans.
Categories. • Churches & Religion • Military • War, Spanish-American • War, World I •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 497 times since then. 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.