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English: Standing at the center of Herald Square, this statue is a memorial to the founder of the New York Herald, James Gordon Bennett (1795-1872), and his son, James Gordon Bennett (1841-1918). The inscription on the base reads: "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 Bennet'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."
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