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Wagner Playground

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Senator Robert F. Wagner Memorial

  • Location: Wagner Houses, 2nd Avenue at 120th Street
  • Sculptor: Georg John Lober
  • Description: Portrait bust on pedestal
  • Materials: Bronze, granite
  • Dimensions: Bust H: 3'6"
  • Dedicated: September 3, 1959
  • Donor: Union Men and Women of NYC
  • Inscription: ROBERT F. WAGNER SR / 1877 1953 / "THE PURSUIT OF HAPPI- / NESS REQUIRES MORE / THAN VERBAL AFFIR- / MATION - IT REQUIRES / DECENT HOUSING, FAIR / EMPLOYMENT AND / EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES / FOR ALL OUR CITIZENS" /

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