Statue of Fitz-Greene Halleck

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Statue of Fitz-Greene Halleck
Fitz-Greene Halleck - Central Park.jpg
The sculpture in 2012
ArtistJames Wilson Alexander MacDonald
Year1876 (1876)
SubjectFitz-Greene Halleck
LocationNew York City, New York, United States

An outdoor bronze sculpture of Fitz-Greene Halleck by James Wilson Alexander MacDonald is installed in Central Park in Manhattan, New York. Commissioned by William Cullen Bryant and James Grant Wilson following Halleck's death in 1867, the statue was cast in 1876 and installed in 1877, becoming the first in Central Park depicting an American. An estimated 10,000 people attended its dedication on May 15, 1877.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Fitz-Greene Halleck". Central Park Conservancy. Retrieved July 5, 2014.
  2. ^ "Central Park: Fitz Greene Halleck". New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved July 5, 2014.

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Coordinates: 40°46′14″N 73°58′20″W / 40.77056°N 73.97222°W / 40.77056; -73.97222