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  • Location: Belvedere Tower
  • Sculptor: Anton Brandts Subiesky
  • Description: Tablet on front wall of tower
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Dimensions: H: 2'4"
  • Dedicated: 1936
  • Donor: W.P.A. funds
  • Inscription: BELVEDERE TOWER / ERECTD IN 1869 AS A LOOKOUT / IT NOW HOUSES THE NEW YORK / METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATORY / WHICH WAS FOUNDED IN 1868 / BY DR. DANIEL DRAPER WHO / WAS ITS DIRECTOR UNTIL HIS / RETIREMENT IN 1912, AT WHICH / TIME THE OBSERVATORY CAME / UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE / UNITED STATES WEATHER BUREAU. /

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