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Benjamin Franklin map_it

Read a history from Parks’HistoricalSigns Project.This text can be found posted within the park.

Location:
Printing House Square, in front of Pace University, Nassau Street between Spruce and Frankfort Streets
Sculptor:
Ernst Plassman
Architect:
Fisher and Bird
Description:
Standing figure (over life size) on integral plinth on pedestal
Materials:
Bronze, Millstone granite
Dimensions:
Figure H: 10'6"; Pedestal H: 11'6" W: 5'8"
Cast:
1871
Dedicated:
January 12, 1872
Foundry:
George Fischer & Brothers, New York City
Donor:
Albert DeGroot
Inscription:
Foundry mark
G. FISCHER BRONZE FOUNDRY, NEW YORK CITY


Pedestal front

BENJAMIN
FRANKLIN
1706-1790
PRINTER --- PATRIOT
PHILOSOPHER
STATESMAN
PRESENTED BY
ALBERT DE GROOT
TO THE
PRESS AND PRINTERS
OF THE
CITY OF NEW YORK
UNVEILED
JANUARY 12, 1872


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