by Alexandra Hannibal, at Dec. 18, 2011, 1:26 p.m.
NAME: Minerva, the Bellringers and Owl
LOCATION: POINT (-73.9876698800519392 40.7503627049168315)
DATE: At Hearst Building orignal headquarters from September 30, 1894 -1921. Removed from storage and placed in present location November 19, 1940.
SCULPTOR: Antonin Jean Paul Carles
DONOR: James Gordon Bennett Sr. and James Gordon Bennet Jr. Once relocated, 6th Avenue Association,
HISTORY: Otherwise known as the James Gordon Bennett Memorial, the structure was originally mounted at the entrance to the New York Herald Building. When the paper relocated uptown, the sculpture was put into storage and ultimately sold, before being on permanent loan to the city.
NEXT MONUMENT: First Avenue Underpass
WORKS CITED: IMAGE nycparks.gov, Minerva, the Bellringers and Owl TEXT Gayle, Margot, and Michèle Cohen. The Art Commission and the Municipal Art Society Guide to Manhattan's Outdoor Sculpture. New York: Prentice Hall Pr.1988 OLD FRIENDS COME BACK New York Times (1923-Current file); Mar 30, 1939; The New York Times (1851-2007) with pg. 18 Stuff and Gruff Back on their Job in Herald Square After 19 Years: In Group With Minerva and the Owls They Again Hammer New York Times (1923-Current File);November 20 1940; Pg. 23
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