Westerly Granite in
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Father Francis P. Duffy Memorial

Times Square, New York City

Contractor: Joseph Coduri Granite Company
Material: Westerly granite cross
Date: 1937
Features:  Standing figure (over life size) before a Celtic cross, on a pedestal, on a base, on a platform with seat at rear, approached by three steps
Sculptor: Charles Keck
Donor: Father Duffy Memorial Committee (figure); Works Progress Administration
About the man: Duffy was a military chaplain and priest in the Times Square area. 
Inscription: Front: FATHER DUFFY / Back: LIEUTENANT COLONEL / FRANCES P. DUFFY / MAY 2, 1871 - JUNE 26, 1932 / CATHOLIC PRIEST / CHAPLIN / 165TH U.S. INFANTRY / OLD 69TH N.Y. / A LIFE OF SERVICE / FOR GOD AND COUNTRY / SPANISH AMERICAN WAR / NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARD / MEXICAN BORDER / WORLD WAR / DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS / DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL / CONSPICUOUS SERVICE CROSS / LEGION D'HONNEUR / CROIX DE GUERRE /
Location:Times Square, New York City

 


Records of the Joseph Coduri Company

http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/M093/monuments/416

 

 

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