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Van Cortlandt Park

J. Otis Swift

  • Location: Tree, s.e. of mansion
  • Description: Plaque on plinth
  • Materials: Bronze, granite
  • Dimensions: see memo
  • Dedicated: 1949, art comm. aprov 4/11/49
  • Foundry: U.S. Bronze Sign Company, NY
  • Donor: The Yosians
  • Inscription: IN MEMORY OF / J. OTIS SWIFT / 1871-1948 / FOUNDER AND LEADER / OF THE / YOSIAN BROTHERHOOD / NEWSPAPERMAN NATURALIST / HUMANITARIAN / "WE SEEK JEHOVAH ON THE MOUNTAIN TOPS AND REST OUR SOULS IN THE SILENCE OF WOODLAND PLACES" / PRESENTED BY THE YOSIAHS / 1947 /

Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

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