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Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Police World's Fair map_it

  • Location: Queens Museum of Art (formerly the New York City Building)
  • Sculptor: Walter Beretta
  • Description: Tablet on plinth
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Dimensions: H: 30" W: 35 ½"
  • Dedicated: 1964
  • Donor: Police Department
  • Inscription: THIS PLAQUE IS DEDICATED TO THE/ MEMORY OF DETECTIVES/ JOSEPH J. LYNCH AND FERDINAND A. SOCHA / BOMB AND FORGERY SQUAD / WHO WERE KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY / WHILE EXAMINING A TIME BOMB TAKEN FROM / THE BRITISH PAVILION OF THE WORLD'S FAIR / IN FLUSHING MEADOW PARK AT 4:45 PM ON / JULY 4, 1940. /

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

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