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Lafayette Square

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  • Location: Manhattan Avenue at 114th Street
  • Sculptor: Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi
  • Description: Group on pedestal
  • Materials: Bronze, Hauteville marble
  • Dimensions: H: 20'2" W: 15' D: 10'6"
  • Dedicated: 1890; April 19, 1900
  • Donor: Charles Broadway Rouss
  • Inscription: (front)
    LAFAYETTE WASHINGTON / PRESENTED TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK / BY / CHARLES B ROUSS / APRIL NINETEENTH NINETEEN HUNDRED

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

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  • Mon
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    38°F
  • Tue
    Snow Likely
    33°F
  • Wed
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    42°F
  • Thu
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