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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.

260 High St., Perth Amboy, NJ
Downtown, at the intersection of High and Market Sts.
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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 /, 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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