New York Sculptures

New York Sculptures (HMXA2)

Location: New York, NJ 11231 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 41.385', W 74° 2.782'

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The French government commissioned Bartholdi to create a sculpture of the Marquis de Lafayette as a gift to America for its support during the Franco-Prussian War. The sculpture shows Lafayette offering his heart and his sword to the colonists fighting in the American Revolution. Bartholdi's sculpture of Lafayette was unveiled in Union Square, New York City on September 6, 1876. A four-hour multinational parade was held as part of the celebration.

Joseph Pulitzer, publisher of the "New York World" commissioned Bartholdi to design a sculpture of George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette as a gift to France. It was unveiled in Paris in 1895. In 1900, a replica was made public in Morningside Park, New York City.
HM NumberHMXA2
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 11:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 580577 N 4504754
Decimal Degrees40.68975000, -74.04636667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 41.385', W 74° 2.782'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 41' 23.10" N, 74° 2' 46.92" W
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Area Code(s)718, 212, 917
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2780 Gift shop pathway, New York NJ 11231, US
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