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Marquis de Lafayette Plaque

Artist:

John Francis Paramino

Location:

Boston Common, Tremont Near park st  

Location

Boston Common, Tremont Near park st
United States
42° 21' 20.6064" N, 71° 3' 46.7748" W

Neighborhood:

Downtown

Type:

Memorial Plaque and Bas-Relief

Year:

1924

Medium:

Bronze and Granite

Collection:

Funders:

Description:

As a young man, the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) came from France to join the patriot side in the Revolutionary War. He served on Washington’s staff, was wounded in battle, and became the enduring symbol of Franco-American friendship. In 1824 he made a return visit to the United States as a guest of the nation. The bronze plaque both commemorates the one hundredth anniversary of that visit and names the mall where it stands “The Lafayette Mall.” The bas-relief portrait bust of Lafayette is the work of John Francis Paramino. The plaque was dedicated in 1924.

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