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All pages for statues and sculptors are listed alphabetically (see below); click the plus sign next to the letter to pop out the directory.

An asterisk denotes a bust.

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Other Resources

The city maintains an excellent online catalog of the more than 1,000 monuments to be found in city parks.

The just-as excellent Web site forgotten-ny.com has several sections running down the statues of Manhattan.

Dianne Durante, author of the somewhat esoteric “Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan,” maintains an excellent Web site of her essays and other musings on what she calls representational art.

There are 97 busts in the Hall of Fame of Great Americans at Bronx Community College. Because there is already an excellent online tour of the hall, those memorials get only a passing mention here.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum supports an amazing online inventory of sculptures across the country.

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Prospect Park

Prospect Park was designed by the same two guys, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, who put together Central Park, though Prospect Park has not, over the years, been changed as much from the original plan as Central Park has. There are nine,* I think, monuments in Prospect Park:


  • Ludwig van Beethoven, composer
  • Edvard Grieg, composer
  • Washington Irving, author
  • Abraham Lincoln, uh, president
  • Thomas Moore, composer
  • Amadeus Mozart, composer
  • Carl Maria von Weber, composer


* In Grand Army Plaza, at the northwest corner of the park, there are five more statues. Under the arch, set in the walls on either side, are relief statues of Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant. At the upper, western end is a monumental bust of the renowned gynecologist Alexander Skene. On the west side of the arch is a statue of the Civil War general Gouverneur Kemble Warren, and on the east side is a statue of another Civil War general, Henry Warner Slocum.

** There used to be, inside the park, a statue of John Howard Payne, the composer of the song “Home Sweet Home,” but this has been moved to the Home Sweet Home Museum in East Hampton.