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Introduction
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Title
Fulton Robert
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Town, State
New York, NY
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ID #
1828
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Compilation Date (Initial)
February 07, 2009
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Compilation Date (Latest)
February 07, 2009
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Site Worked Last
March 03, 2009
Description
Artist, engineer, inventor and applied scientist, Robert Fulton is memorialized by a bronze bust. The work credits his contribution to the commercial success of steamboat technology. Fulton (1765-1815) secured this remembrance in large measure when on August 17, 1807, his steamship Clermont journeyed from New York to Albany in only 32 hours, a considerably quicker journey compared to sail, thereby introducing steam-powered commercial marine transport to young America’s rivers. This monument was created for and is a part of the Hall of Fame for Great Americans, Bronx, New York. Designed by the well-known and widely-respected architect Stanford White and situated on the campus of Bronx Community College, the Fulton is one of 98 busts honored in the Hall of Fame grouping. Importantly, the bust also serves to commemorate the Hudson-Fulton celebration of 1909 – New York State’s combined 300th anniversary celebration of explorer Henry Hudson’s journey up the Hudson River and the 100th birthday of Fulton’s trip on the same river in his steamboat Clermont, earlier named North River. The Hall of Fame was financed by a gift from Ms. Helen Gould (Mrs. Finley J. Shepard); it was dedicated May 30, 1901. At this point Fieldguide is unable to identify this bust’s creator or founder; however, the Smithsonian notes (SIRIS) that the bust is after an original by Jean Antoine Houdon.
Content
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Evolution|progress|technology
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Outstanding/notable citizen/person
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Scientist/Engineer
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Caucasian
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Not Applicable
Design
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Man-made
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Inscription/Text Design
Under Consideration
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Bust of person
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Average (life-size)
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Under Consideration
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Under Consideration
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Under Consideration
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No
9.1)
Image numbering/location
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Design Preservation
Under Consideration
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Inscript. Separate from M|M
Yes
11.1)
Parallel Description
Not applicable
11.2)
Parallel Preservation
Not applicable
11.3)
Parallel Scale Inscription/Text
Not applicable
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Designers
12.1)
Designer 1
Artist/Artistic Group: Houdon, Jean Antoine
12.2)
Designer 2
Artist/Artistic Group: White, Stanford
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Fabricators/Builders
Not Yet Determined
Setting
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1)
Architectural space
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Under Consideration
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Appearance/Setting
Not Performed
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Not Entered
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September 29, 1909
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Not Entered
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Not Entered
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Under Consideration
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Other Monuments on Site
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Under Consideration
12)
Local government
Themes
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MonumentsandMemorials.com Themes
School Settings
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National Historic Landmark Themes
Travel and Communication
Demography
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File Number
50
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Town/City
New York
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County
Bronx
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District
Intentionally Blank
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State
NY
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Zip
10453
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Country
United States
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Latitude (GPS)
0.0000000000
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Longitude (GPS)
0.0000000000
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Intersecting Street 1
University Ave
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Intersecting Street 2
West 181st St
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Additional Identifier 1
Hudson Fulton Champlain Quad 2009
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Additional Identifier 2
Hall of Fame for Great Americans
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Man-made
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Citizens/residents
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Washington to Lincoln|1789-1865
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Compilation Date (Initial)
February 07, 2009
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19.1)
Government Materials
19.2)
Website
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Compilation Date (Latest)
Not Entered
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Compilation Technique (Latest)
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Source Originator
monumentsandmemorials.com
Comments and Notes
SPONSOR: Citizens/residents -- Helen Gould (Mrs. Finley J. Shepard)
SOURCES(S): Faragher, The American Heritage Encyclopedia of American History, p. 885; SIRIS



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