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GOLDEN GATE PARK, San Francisco: 33 reviews and 85 photos

  Irish Patriot, Robert Emmet
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In 1916, Jerome Connor cast four bronzes statues of the martyred Irish patriot Robert Emmet, and one of these was donated to San Francisco by James D. Phelan in 1916. From the photos in the link below, it appears that the statue has been moved from its original location directly in front of the old Academy of Sciences Building. During construction of the new Academy building, it appears to have been move further north a few hundred feet, to within the Music Concourse grounds proper. However, there has been no rededication of the memorial, indicating that renovation of Connor's work has not been necessary. This pitiful image taken by my iPhone camera doesn't do justice to the simple and dignified pose of the young martyr created by Connor. Emmet was a patriotic orator who, in 1803, was the last to be publically "hung, drawn, and quartered" according to English justice.

Website: http://www.robertemmet.org/ggpark/default.htm

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  • Updated Apr 18, 2009
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