Bureau Brothers Foundry

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Bureau Brothers Foundry was a foundry established by two French immigrants, Achille and Edouard Bureau, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, in the 1870s. It was one of America's premier art foundries for many years, and cast works by some of the nation's leading sculptors.

In 1892, the foundry was located at the west corner of 21st Street and Allegheny Avenue in Philadelphia.[1] By 1913, it had moved to the southeast corner of 23rd and Westmoreland Streets in North Philadelphia.[2]

In the late 20th century, the long-idled North Philadelphia building was used by a piano tuner to hold more than 200 pianos over two decades. In 2013, the building was taken over by Philadelphia Salvage, an architectural salvage company.[3]


Title Image Artist Year Location Coordinates Material Dimensions Owner
Major General George Henry Thomas Major General George Henry Thomas.jpg John Quincy Adams Ward 1879 Thomas Circle, Washington, D.C. Bronze 16 feet (4.9 m) National Park Service[4]
The Puritan (Springfield) The Puritan by St. Gaudens.jpg Saint-Gaudens, Augustus Augustus Saint-Gaudens 1887 Springfield, Massachusetts Bronze
Dickens and Little Nell Dickens Statue.png Francis Edwin Elwell 1890 Philadelphia 39°56′55″N 75°12′34″W / 39.94860°N 75.20944°W / 39.94860; -75.20944 (Dickens and Little Nell (Elwell)) Bronze City of Philadelphia
42nd New York Infantry Memorial 42nd New York Infantry monument.jpg John J. Boyle 1891 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Bronze
General Ulysses S. Grant (French) US Grant French 1.JPG Daniel Chester French & Edward Clark Potter 1898 Kelly Drive 39°58′51″N 75°11′52″W / 39.98080°N 75.19787°W / 39.98080; -75.19787 (General Ulysses S. Grant (French)) Bronze 174 in City of Philadelphia[5][6][7]
John L. Burns John Burns statue.jpg Bureau, Albert George Albert George Bureau (b. 1871; likely related to the Bureau Brothers) 1903 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Bronze
Coming of the White Man[8] MacNeil, Hermon Atkins Hermon Atkins MacNeil 1904 Washington Park in Portland, Oregon Bronze
Statue of General Wayne Valley Forge Anthony Wayne statue.jpg Henry Kirk Bush-Brown 1907 Valley Forge National Historical Park, Pennsylvania Bronze 168 inches tall
Lincoln Statue W. Granville Hastings 1918 Greene County Courthouse, Jefferson, Iowa 42°00′56″N 94°22′27″W / 42.01542°N 94.37409°W / 42.01542; -94.37409 (Lincoln Statue (Jefferson, Iowa)) Bronze Lifesize Greene County, Iowa[9]
Thorfinn Karlsefni Thorfinn Karlsefni 1918.jpg Einar Jonsson 1920 Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Bronze 88 inches tall
Nuns of the Battlefield[10][11] Order of Sisters Memorial.JPG Connor, Jerome Jerome Connor 1924 Civil War Nurses Memorial, 1700 block of Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 38°54′21″N 77°02′25″W / 38.90580°N 77.04024°W / 38.90580; -77.04024 (Civil War Nurses Memorial) Bronze Lifesize


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