George Washington (Ward)

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George Washington
George Washington Statue at Federal Hall.JPG
The statue in 2010
George Washington is located in Manhattan
George Washington
George Washington
Location in Manhattan
ArtistJohn Quincy Adams Ward
Year1883 (1883)
TypeSculpture
MediumBronze
SubjectGeorge Washington
LocationNew York City
Coordinates40°42′27″N 74°00′37″W / 40.7074°N 74.0104°W / 40.7074; -74.0104Coordinates: 40°42′27″N 74°00′37″W / 40.7074°N 74.0104°W / 40.7074; -74.0104

George Washington is a large bronze sculpture of George Washington by John Quincy Adams Ward, located on the front steps of Federal Hall National Memorial, on Wall Street in New York City. The statue was unveiled in 1883 to commemorate Washington's first inauguration in 1789. At the time, Federal Hall, which served as the capitol building of the United States, stood on the site, and Washington took the oath of office on the balcony of that building, approximately where the statue now stands.[1]

The inscription on the base of the statue reads:


GEORGE WASHINGTON
BORN FEBRUARY 22, 1732
WAKEFIELD WESTMORELAND CO
VIRGINIA
U S A

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  1. ^ "Federal Hall National Memorial". New York Harbor Parks. Retrieved June 4, 2014.