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George Washington Brown
George Washington
Henry Kirke Brown George Washington statue by David Shankbone.jpg
The statue in its current location in the middle of the park
ArtistHenry Kirke Brown
Year1856 (1856)
SubjectGeorge Washington
LocationNew York City, New York, United States

George Washington is an outdoor sculpture by Henry Kirke Brown (1814-1886), located in Union Square, Manhattan, in the United States. The bronze equestrian statue was dedicated in 1856 and is the oldest sculpture in the New York City Parks collection.[1]

Description and history

Richard Upjohn served as architect for the pedestal / plinth. The sculpture measures 26'4" by 13'6" and sits on a Barre granite pedestal that measures 12'2" by 7'9" by 15'. It was dedicated on July 4, 1856.[1] The monument is in axial alignment with Abraham Lincoln and the Independence Flagstaff.[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Union Square Park: George Washington". NYC Parks. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Union Square Park: Abraham Lincoln". New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved 2014.

External links

Coordinates: 40°44?7.3?N 73°59?26.5?W / 40.735361°N 73.990694°W / 40.735361; -73.990694

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