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NYC - Times Square: Duffy Square - George M. Cohan statue

This statue of George M. Cohan (1878-1942), designed by American sculptor Georg John Lober and architect Otto Frederick Langman in 1958 and unveiled at the southern end of Duffy Square September 11, 1959. The 7-foot tall bronze statue of the American composer, playwright, actor, and producer, rests atop an 8-foot tall light and dark Barre granite base, with inscriptions appropriately quoting his most famous songs, including "Give MY Regards to Broadway," "Forty-five Minutes from Broadway/Yankee-Doodle Boy," "You're a Grand Old Flag/Over There," and "Mary's a Grand Old Name/Harrigan."

 

Duffy Square, a northern triangle of Times Square, located Seventh Avenue, Duffy Square, was dedicated in 1937. It has been a magnet for tourists, a staging area for public rallies, the scene of victory celebrations, and since 1973 a destination point for those in search of reduced-price theater tickets at TKTS. It was named for Father Francis Patrick Duffy, a military chaplain and priest, who ministered to a local congregation after serving in World War I.

 

Duffy Square National Register #01000243 (2001)

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Taken on April 5, 2012