John Wayne Elementary School

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John Wayne Elementary School (P.S. 380), is an elementary school, located at 370 Marcy Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Dedicated in honor of John Wayne on October 28, 1982, "John Wayne Elementary School Day".[1] John Wayne's seven children attended the dedication. Inside the school is a 38-foot mosaic mural commission by New York artist Knox Martin[1] entitled "John Wayne and the American Frontier".[2]

John Wayne Elementary School was in the news in 2007 when it was reported that "Subway Hero" Wesley Autrey was working at the school.[3]

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  1. ^ "He Was Always Bigger Than the West, and Now America's Cowboy John Wayne Captures Brooklyn", People, November 15, 1982
  2. ^ "John Wayne PS 380 in Williamsburg", New York Post, October 26, 1982
  3. ^ Daly, Michael. "Name school for the subway savior", New York Daily News, January 4, 2007


  • Michele Cohen, Stan Ries, and Michael Bloomberg "Public Art for Public Schools" (New York: The Monacelli Press, 2009) ISBN 1-58093-215-0

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Coordinates: 40°42′07″N 73°57′12″W / 40.702066°N 73.953457°W / 40.702066; -73.953457