The Bond Statue - Philadelphia, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton
N 39° 57.211 W 075° 09.792
18S E 486059 N 4422610
Quick Description: A statue of Franklin and Washington outside the masonic lodge in Philadelphia.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 8/20/2020 7:52:50 AM
Waymark Code: WM130DD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 1

Long Description:
The 1.5x to 2x larger than life size, bronze sculpture is officially titled, The Bond, by artist James West, depicting two of America's most famous Freemasons: Benjamin Franklin and George Washington.

An inscription on the 2016 installation describes: "Brother George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, first President of the United States, and member of Alexandria Lodge (Fairfax County, Virginia) shows his Masonic Apron to Brother Benjamin Franklin, diplomat who negotiated French involvement in our independence. Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania and Master of the Loge Les Neuf Soeurs, in Paris. It was a gift from Brother General Lafayette, member of the Loge Contrat Social of Paris, who represented the French government and their commitment to American Independence."
Location Type: Portrait/Statue

Reference Web Site: [Web Link]

Established Date: 1/1/2017

Property Type: Public

Fee required: no

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