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City Hall Park

Declaration of Independence Plaque map_it

  • Location: On right side of driveway at Broadway entrance to City Hall
  • Description: Plaque on plinth
  • Materials: Bronze, gray granite
  • Dimensions: H: 2'1" W: 3'
  • Cast: 1892
  • Dedicated: 1892
  • Foundry: H. Berger Sons
  • Donor: Sons of the Revolution
  • Inscription: NEAR THIS SPOT IN THE PRESENCE OF / GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON / THE DECLARATION OF / INDEPENDENCE / WAS READ AND / PUBLISHED / TO THE / AMERICAN ARMY / JULY 9, 1776 [---] ERECTED BY / SONS OF THE REVOLUTION 1776-1782.

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

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