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Bennett Park

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  • Architect: Charles Lamb
  • Description: Stele and marble structure
  • Materials: Vermont white marble, bronze, Quincy granite
  • Dimensions: H: 10' W: 4'4" D: 1'4"
  • Dedicated: 1901
  • Donor: James Gordon Bennett and the Empire State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
  • Inscription: THIS MEMORIAL MARKS THE SITE OF / FORT WASHINGTON / CONSTRUCTED BY THE CONTINENTAL TROOPS / IN THE SUMMER OF 1776 / TAKEN BY THE BRITISH AFTER A HEROIC DEFENSE / NOVEMBER 16, 1776 / REPOSSESSED BY THE AMERICANS UPON THEIR / TRIUMPHAL ENTRY INTO THE CITY OF NEW YORK / NOVEMBER 25, 1783. /

    ERECTED THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF / JAMES GORDON BENNETT / BY THE EMPIRE STATE SOCIETY OF THE / SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION / NOVEMBER 16, 1901. /

    Medallion:
    SITE / REGISTERED BY / THE AMERICAN / SCENIC AND HISTORIC / PRESERVATION / SOCIETY / 1901 /

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