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Irving and Estelle Levy Playground Gate map_it

  • Location: Pat Hoffman Friedman Playground, 5th Avenue and 79th Street
  • Sculptor: A. Walter Beretta
  • Architect: John Wilson
  • Description: Two-leaved gate ornamented with animal figures; mounted plaque
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Cast: 1957
  • Dedicated: 1958
  • Donor: Irving and Estelle Levy Foundation
  • Inscription: 1) original plaque: "THIS PLAYGROUND IS THE GIFT / OF THE / IRVING AND ESTELLE LEVY FOUNDATION / IN MEMORY OF IRVING LEVY / 1957"

    2) each replacement plaque, left leaf: "PAT HOFFMAN FRIEDMAN PLAYGROUND / A GIFT OF SAMUEL N. FRIEDMAN / 1990"

    3) each replacement plaque, right leaf: "THIS GATE COMMEMORATES / THE IRVING AND ESTELLE LEVY PLAYGROUND / A GIFT IN MEMORY OF IRVING LEVY IN / 1957"

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