Eleanor Roosevelt Monument

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The Eleanor Roosevelt Monument in Riverside Park, Manhattan

The Eleanor Roosevelt Monument is a memorial dedicated to Eleanor Roosevelt, located in New York City's Riverside Park. It is said to be the first monument dedicated to an American president's wife.[1] The monument was dedicated in 1996, with then–First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton as the keynote speaker.

Design[edit]

The monument was designed by the landscape architects Bruce Kelly and David Varnell, and the statue, boulder and foot stone were sculpted by Penelope Jencks. The surrounding granite pavement contains inscriptions designed by the architect Michael Middleton Dwyer, including a summary of Roosevelt's achievements, and a quotation from her 1958 speech at the United Nations, advocating universal human rights.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The New York Times, October 6, 1996.
  2. ^ Jean Parker Phifer, Public Art New York (New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Co., 2009).

Coordinates: 40°46′50″N 73°59′09″W / 40.78065°N 73.98579°W / 40.78065; -73.98579