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Bryant Park

John Purroy Mitchel Memorial Flagstaffs

  • Location: Fifth Avenue, 40th-42nd Streets; in front of the New York Public Library
  • Sculptor: Raffaele Menconi, Francesco Menconi, Lorenzo Rosario, winged figures by Sc. Grandelli
  • Description: Two ornate bronze flagstaffs with two bronze plaques
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Dimensions: 95' h
  • Cast: 1912
  • Dedicated: 1912
  • Foundry: Tiffany Studios
  • Inscription: 1) North Plaque: TO COMMEMORATE / JOHN PURROY MITCHEL / MAYOR / 1913 - 1917

    2) South Plaque: IN HONOR OF / MAJOR JOHN PURROY MITCHEL / DIED IN SERVICE / 1918

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.

For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

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