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The Battery

Walloon Settlers Memorial map_it

  • Location: Perimeter of park on Battery Place
  • Architect: Henry Bacon
  • Description: Stele on base
  • Materials: Limestone
  • Dimensions: H: 9'10" W: 8'4" D: 5'8"
  • Cast: ca. 1924
  • Dedicated: May 20, 1924
  • Donor: Conseil Provincial du Hainaut (Belgium)
  • Inscription: PRESENTED TO THE CITY / OF NEW YORK BY THE / CONSEIL PROVINCIAL DU HAINAUT / IN MEMORY OF THE WALLOON SETTLERS / WHO CAME OVER TO AMERICA IN THE / "NIEW NEDERLAND" UNDER THE / INSPIRATION OF JESSE DE FOREST OF / AVESNES THEN COUNTY OF HAINAUT / ONE OF THEPROVINCES / --- / 1624 - 1924 /

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