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King Wladyslaw Jagiello

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  • Sculptor: Stanislaw K. Ostrowski
  • Architect: Aymar Embury II
  • Description: Equestrian figure (over life-size) on pedestal on base on terrace
  • Materials: Bronze; Milford pink granite
  • Dimensions: Figure H: 14'8"; Pedestal H: 10' W: 7'6" D: 11' 10"; Base D: 7'6"- 13'10"; Terrace W: 37' D: 43'
  • Cast: 1939
  • Dedicated: July 15, 1945
  • Foundry: Fon, FM, Italy
  • Donor: Polish government in exile
  • Inscription: ERECTED BY THE CITIZENS OF FORT HAMILTON IN MEMORY OF OUR MEN WHO
    DIED IN THE WORLD WAR AND IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO ANSWERED THEIR
    COUNTRY'S CALL.

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Directions to Central Park

Know Before You Go

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Raccoons in Central Park have tested positive for canine distemper virus. Although the virus cannot be transmitted to humans, it may be transmitted to dogs. Keep your pets safe in the park.

Please avoid wildlife and make sure your pets have up-to-date distemper and rabies vaccines. Keep your pet on a leash, especially during dawn and dusk.

Please call 311 or notify an on-site Parks employee if you see a sick or injured animal.

If you are bitten, wash the wound with soap and water immediately. Call your doctor to see if you need tetanus or rabies shots, and call 311 to report the bite.

The Health Department will continue to monitor this condition.


Anticipated Completion: Summer 2018

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