The De Graffenried Memorial - New Bern, NC
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N 35° 06.409 W 077° 02.322
18S E 314193 N 3886790
Quick Description: Bust of Baron Christopher De Graffenried founder of New Bern, NC.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 8/17/2010 3:22:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM9GB2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
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Long Description:
The De Graffenried Memorial is located at 300 Pollock St between City Hall and Christ Episcopal Church near the flag pole.

Description from the Inventory:

Bust of Baron Christopher De Graffenried stands on a rectangular pedestal and low, square base. The figure has long, full hair and a cravat at his neck. Two coats of arms appear at the top of the plaque on the base.

Inscription:

BARON
CHRISTOPHER
DE GRAFFENRIED

FOUNDER OF NEW BERN
NORTH CAROLINA
SEPTEMBER 11, 1710
LANDGRAVE OF CAROLINA
BARON OF BERNBURG
LORD OF WORB, WIKARTSWIL
AND TRIMSTEIN
GOVERNOR OF YVERTON
KNIGHT OF THE PURPLE RIBBON
MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF SUNSHINE
MASTER OF ARTS
DOCTOR OF LAW
HONORARY CITIZEN OF LONDON
BORN 1661 IN BERN, SWITZERLAND
DIED 1743 IN WORB, SWITZERLAND
HE ESTABLISHED HERE
THE FIRST ORGANIZED
AND SUBSTANTIAL COLONY
IN NORTH CAROLINA
TITLE: The De Graffenried Memorial

ARTIST(S): William Emsley Hipp III

DATE: Dedicated April 9, 1989

MEDIUM: Sculpture: bronze; Base: Mexican soft granite.

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS NC000384

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Located City Hall, 300 Pollock Street, West side, New Bern, North Carolina 28560


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
None. Found as described.


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