Perth Amboy, New Jersey: Terra Cotta Washington

Sculpted by Danish-American artist Nels Nielsen Alling, terra cotta George was erected by local Scandinavians on February 22, 1896.

Address:
260 High St., Perth Amboy, NJ
Directions:
Downtown, at the intersection of High and Market Sts.
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Terra Cotta Washington.

Terra Cotta Washington

A terra cotta statue of George Washington stands in Perth Amboy's Market Square. Sculpted by Danish-American artist Nels Nielsen Alling, it was erected by local Scandinavians on February 22, 1896.

[Kurt Deion / kurtshistoricsites.com, 08/30/2022]

Outdoor terra cotta statues of this size are unusual, especially one this old. Nels must've been the George Washington of terra cotta sculpting.

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