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Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri

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Dante Park and the poet's statue.

Dante Park or Dante Square is a park in front of Lincoln Center in

New York City, New York.

The park was established by Italian-Americans in honor of the Italian

poet Dante Alighieri. Carlo Barsotti, editor of the paper Il Progresso

Italo-Americano, originally wanted to gather funds for a much more

substantial statue to be placed in Times Square around 1912. Because

of fundraising difficulties, by 1921, the 600th anniversary of Dante's

death, a smaller statue was completed by Ettore Ximenes and placed in

the location at Broadway at West 64th Street.

A statue of the same casting is featured at Meridian Hill Park in

Washington, DC.

References

•Bill Morgan. Literary Landmarks of New York (Universe: New

York, 2002), p. 128.

Links

•NYC PARKS INFORMATION [1]

References

[1]http://www. nycgovparks. org/sub_your_park/historical_signs/hs_historical_sign. php?id=6433

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