Saturday, December 09, 2017

George In Situ

As Ed and I were driving home last night from Palmer Square in Princeton, we passed this monument.  It was spotlit and since it was late, the area was vacant.  There were no signs telling us what it was so I did a quick Google search and found a Wikipedia page on it - that's where this information came from:

It's called the Princeton Battle Monument and it's located adjacent to the Morven Museum & Garden at 55 Stockton Street in Princeton, New Jersey.

It's a Beaux-Arts style sculpture commemorating the January 3, 1777 Battle of Princeton and depicts General George Washington leading his troops to victory and the death of General Hugh Mercer. It stands 50 feet tall and was inspired by carvings on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

It was carved on site (in situ), out of Indiana Limestone, by the Piccirilli Brothers - who also carved the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC - and was unveiled in 1922.

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