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Peter Minuit Playground

Jewish-American Tercentenary Flagstaff map_it

  • Sculptor: Abram Belskie
  • Description: Flagstaff on base, plaque
  • Materials: Milford pink granite, bronze
  • Dimensions: Base H: 6'10" W: 4'7" D: 4'7"; Plaque H: 4'7" W: 2'8"
  • Cast: May 20, 1955
  • Dedicated: May 20, 1955
  • Foundry: Roman Bronze Works
  • Donor: State of New York, under auspices of The New York Legislative Committee for the American Jewish Tercentenary
  • Inscription: ERECTED / BY / THE STATE OF NEW YORK / TO HONOR THE MEMORY / OF THE TWENTY THREE / MEN WOMEN & CHILDREN / WHO LANDED / IN SEPTEMBER 1654 / AND / FOUNDED THE FIRST / JEWISH COMMUNITY / IN / NORTH AMERICA /---/ AMERICAN JEWISH TERCENTENARY / 1654-1954

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