James Gordon Bennett (1795-1872) and James Gordon Bennett (1841-1918)

James Gordon Bennett (1795-1872) and James Gordon Bennett (1841-1918) (HM1L95)

Location: New York, NY 10018 New York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 45.028', W 73° 59.254'

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A memorial to
James Gordon Bennett (1795-1872)
founder of the New York Herald in 1835
and to his son
James Gordon Bennett (1841-1918)
through whose vision and enterprise the New York Herald became one of the world's great newspapers.

The bronze figures of Minerva and the Bell Ringers are the work of Antonin Jean Carles. They stood from 1895 to 1921 above the cornice of James Gordon Bennett's New York Herald building on the north side of Herald Square and tolled the active hours to the millions in 1928. They were given by William T. Dewart, publisher of the New York Sun, to New York University, through whose generosity in 1939 they entered, on permanent loan, the care of the Department of Parks of the City of New York, that they may be here restored to their original area of pleasant service and to their place in the hearts of our citizens. Funds for their restoration were provided by subscription of business organizations whose lives are deep rooted in the neighborhood of Herald Square
HM NumberHM1L95
Year Placed1940
Placed ByNew York University and the Department of Parks of the City of New York
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Date Added Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 585468 N 4511550
Decimal Degrees40.75046667, -73.98756667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 45.028', W 73° 59.254'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 45' 1.68" N, 73° 59' 15.24" W
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Area Code(s)212, 646, 917, 516, 203,
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-104 W 35th St, New York NY 10018, US
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