Central Park

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Samuel Finley Breese Morse

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  • Location: E. 72nd St. and 5th Avenue entrance (formerly in the Mall)
  • Sculptor: Byron M. Pickett
  • Description: Portrait statue on pedestal
  • Materials: Bronze, Quincy granite
  • Dimensions: H: 13' W: 5'6" D: 5'
  • Dedicated: June 10, 1871
  • Foundry: National Fine Art Foundry (Maurice J. Power)
  • Donor: Public subscription
  • Inscription: MORSE/

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