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Fiorello H. La Guardia

  • Location: Cherry and Jefferson Streets
  • Sculptor: Jo Davidson
  • Architect: Eggers & Higgins
  • Description: Bust (life-size) on pedestal
  • Materials: Bronze, Minnesota rainbow granite
  • Dimensions: Bust H: 1'6" W: 1'11"; Pedestal H: 6'9" W: 2'8" D: 1'2"
  • Cast: 1934
  • Dedicated: September 20, 1957
  • Donor: La Guardia Memorial Association
  • Inscription: FIORELLO LA GUARDIA / 1882-1947 / STATESMAN / HUMANITARIAN/
    AVIATOR / MAYOR OF / THE CITY OF NEW YORK / 1934-1945 / I HAVE FOUGHT
    A GOOD FIGHT / I HAVE FINISHED MY COURSE / I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH/
    *** II TIMOTH IV. 7 / THIS MEMORIAL / ERECTED BY / THE LA GUARDIA/
    MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION / 1957

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