Equestrian statue of George Washington (New York City)

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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Equestrian statue of George Washington
The statue in 2007
ArtistHenry Kirke Brown
Year1856 (1856)
SubjectGeorge Washington
LocationNew York City, New York, United States
Coordinates40°44′7.3″N 73°59′26.5″W / 40.735361°N 73.990694°W / 40.735361; -73.990694
Equestrian statue of George Washington
LocationManhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Part ofUnion Square
NRHP reference No.97001678[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 9, 1997 [2]

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.[3] It depicts Washington beginning his triumphant march of the Continental Army through Manhattan on Evacuation Day, November 25, 1783, soon after the British Army had departed New York City.

Description and history[edit]

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.[3] The monument is in axial alignment with the statue of Abraham Lincoln and the Independence Flagstaff.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Union Square". National Park Service. December 9, 1997. Archived from the original on June 27, 2020. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Union Square Park: George Washington". NYC Parks. Archived from the original on June 6, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  4. ^ "Union Square Park: Abraham Lincoln". New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Archived from the original on July 17, 2014. Retrieved July 23, 2014.

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