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George T. Delacorte Memorial Plaque map_it

  • Location: North side of Bowling Green Fountain
  • Description: Plaque
  • Materials: Bronze; original plinth--granite
  • Dimensions: 2'6" x 3'1"
  • Cast: 1992
  • Dedicated: May 4, 1992
  • Foundry: International Bronze Tablet Company, Inc.
  • Fabricator: International Bronze; Cayuga-Crimmins (original marker)
  • Donor: Valerie Delacorte and City Parks Foundation
  • Inscription: IN MEMORY OF / GEORGE T. DELACORTE / JUNE 20, 1893 - MAY 4, 1991 / PUBLISHER AND PHILANTHROPIST / WHOSE MANY GIFTS BEAUTIFY / NEW YORK CITY / ***** / THE RESTORATION OF THIS HISTORIC PARK AND FOUNTAIN / IS AN ILLUSTRATION OF HIS GENEROSITY / BOWLING GREEN WAS RESTORED BY THE CITY OF NEW YORK / IN 1977 WITH HIS ASSISTANCE UNDER THE ADMINISTRATION OF / ABRAHAM D. BEAME, MAYOR / JOSEPH P. DAVIDSON, COMMISSIONER /

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