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Squibb Park

Edward Robinson Squibb Plaque

  • Location: Columbia Heights to Furman St at Middagh St
  • Sculptor: Joseph A. DiLorenzo
  • Description: Plaque with relief bust
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Dimensions: H: 3'6" W: 2'1"
  • Cast: ca. 1959
  • Dedicated: September 23, 1959
  • Donor: Squibb Company (E.R. Squibb and Sons)
  • Inscription: EDWARD ROBINSON SQUIBB / 1819-1900 / SQUIBB PARK / THIS PARK IS NAMED IN HONOR OF / EDWARD ROBINSON SQUIBB, MD / ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF MODERN / AMERICAN MEDICAL CHEMISTRY AND / PIONEER IN THE BUILDING OF A / PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY IN THE / UNITED STATES. HIS FIRST SMALL / LABORATORY, OPENED IN 1858, WAS / LOCATED JUST A SHORT DISTANCE / FROM THIS SITE. /

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