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Cornelius Heeney Memorial

  • Sculptor: Anneta Duveen
  • Description: Plaque with relief medallion on plinth
  • Materials: Pennsylvania black granite, bronze
  • Dimensions: Plinth H: 1'2" L: 4'4" W: 2'10"; Plaque L: 3'9" W: 2'3" (approximate)
  • Cast: ca. 1977
  • Dedicated: October 27, 1977
  • Donor: Brooklyn Benevolent Society
  • Inscription: [medallion at top] /---/ [raised signature:] Cornelius Heeney /---/ CORNELIUS HEENEY / 1754-1848 / IRISH IMMIGRANT, AMERICAN PATRIOT / EXEMPLARY CATHOLIC, PIONEER, PHILANTHROPIST, / STATESMAN, COMING IN POVERTY, RISING BY / INDUSTRY, STILL SHARING IN GENEROSITY, / FRIEND OF ORPHANS, WIDOWS, / AND POOR OF BROOKLYN. / DEDICATED OCTOBER 27, 1977 / BROOKLYN BENEVOLENT SOCIETY / FOUNDED MAY 10, 1845

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