William Tecumseh Sherman Monument

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William Tecumseh Sherman Monument

William Tecumseh Sherman Monument
4.5
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Central Park
How to get there
  • 5th Ave / 59th St • 2 min walk
  • 57th St • 5 min walk
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Sachin K
Plainview, NY5,798 contributions
Impressive
Jun 2019 • Family
This Monument is located at the south east end of Central Park on 5th Avenue. It looks very impressive and stands out when in the area. Certainly worth a photo stop.
Written November 24, 2019
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland14,929 contributions
Very glitzy
Oct 2019 • Solo
Excellent stature in very bright colour at the corner of Central Park and 5th Ave. looks striking and great when sun shines on it!
Written October 31, 2019
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,652 contributions
What a sight to see a gilded bronze statue of an American war general
Sep 2019
The gilded bronze equestrian statue of the American Civil War general, William Sherman shown with the victory goddess Nike leading his horse, is set on a high pedestal in the Grand Army Plaza, opposite the Plaza Hotel on 59th Street at 5th Ave. It is a marvellous sight seen from inside a bus that travels along 5th Avenue because passengers are at eye level with these gleaming yellow figures. This city square is formal in nature with with low trimmed shrubbery and seasonal flowers. It takes up a block of city space. While there are benches to sit on in this square, people also walk through it to reach an entrance to Central Park.

The other half of this square, bounded by 59th and 58th Ave, has a large multi-tiered fountain which takes up a good portion of the square. It too is a city block in size and offers benches to rest, seasonal flowers, and a trimmed green shrub border. The fountain, called Pulitzer Fountain, was financed by the owner of New York newspapers in the early 1900s.

Because of the spacious of these city squares and the benches, the Grand Army Plaza could be used as meeting points for groups, particularly when groups split up to do various activities like visit nearby attractions such as Central Park, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, MOMA, or shop on 5th Ave.
Written October 17, 2019
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia20,963 contributions
Grand Army Plaza
Mar 2019 • Couples
A great looking gold leaf, bronze statue of the famous Union Civil War General Sherman was erected in 1903 in the south eastern corner of Central Park. It was refurbished in 2014 and under a sheet of snow it really looks the goods ! A great looking monument.
Written April 13, 2019
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Neta_Avivi
Tel Aviv, Israel3,546 contributions
Gilded Bronze Statue
Jan 2019 • Solo
This shiny statue is located on 5th Avenue, on the southeast corner of Central Park, right on Grand Army Plaza. The artist, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, created the statue in 1902 and the granite pedestal was designed by the architect Charles Follen McKim. It is made of gilded bronze, decorating this central area.
Written February 20, 2019
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Joseph G
Montreal, Canada4,156 contributions
Glittering Monument
Sep 2018 • Family
Located at Grand Army Plaza at the Southeast corner entrance to Central Park, this equestrian statue of William Tecumseh Sherman, Union General during the American Civil War, and an allegorical female figure (Victory) is made of gold-coloured gilded-bronze and rests on a granite pedestal giving a truly majestic look.
It is a nice place to stop, take a break, take some photos as well as a great meeting point.
Written January 10, 2019
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Larry C
4,316 contributions
Bronze statue gilded in gold
Dec 2018 • Couples
A gilded bronze sculpture set on a granite plinth at the east side entrance to Central Park. Cast in 1902 and dedicated on May 30, 1903. By American sculptor and New York City resident Augustus St.Gaudens.
Written December 30, 2018
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Allan S
New York City, NY6,090 contributions
Fabulous statue. Across from Central Park
May 2018 • Solo
The s is one of the next vest and massive statues in the city. Brilliantly displayed of an important military. Person of the United states
That few remember now. Benches are nearby allowing thoughtful gazes at this monument.
I noticed lots ads of tourists posing nearby as this is a beautiful setting. Great spot for a a picture just off Fifth Avenue. And Central Park south
Written May 31, 2018
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China133,033 contributions
Impressive gilded monument of General Sherman
May 2018 • Couples
There is an impressive monument of William Tecumseh Sherman at Grand Army Square on the southeast corner of Central Park in New York City. Sherman was a Union General during the American Civil War.

The monument is the works of American sculptors Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Alexander Phimister Proctor and was dedicated in 1903. It was re-gilded in 2012 returning the statue to its original bright gold colour, which is how it can be seen today.

Here you find an equestrian statue standing 15 and half feet tall, Sherman is dressed in military and overcoat while his horse is marching forward. In front of the General is a gilded angelical figure. Both stand upon a round oval shaped granite pedestal with gold inscription and engravings.

Flowerbeds are placed on the sides of the monument providing nice colour and ambience to the Sherman monument at Grand Army Square.

In the end, there are many monuments to view in and around Central Park in New York City. This is one that I have always found to be quite impressive. It is also worth checking out the Pulitizer Fountain opposite the William Tecumseh Sherman Monument on the other side of Grand Army Plaza.
Written May 11, 2018
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