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Liberty's Last Stand in Paris

The statue of Liberty was constructed in the 17th arrondissement, at 25 rue de Chazelles in the Workshop of Gaget, Gauthier et Cie . The workshop in which she was assmbled is long gone and replaced by an ugly apartment building.

In a letter to the chairman of the American Committeefrom December 19, 1882, Bartholdi wrote: "Our work advances. The Statue commences to reach above the houses, and by next spring we shall see it over-look the entire city, as the large monuments of Paris now do."

The workshop around 1878
According to Bartholdi, during the course of the fabrication of Lady Liberty, more than 300,000 people visited the shop, including General Ulysses S. Grant in 1877.
Check out the last position of Lady Liberty before she got put into pieces and sent over to her new home in New York:

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4 Responses to “Liberty's Last Stand in Paris”

  1. # Blogger Mom in High Heels

    Again, this is wonderful and interesting information. I love it and I love the images.  

  2. # Blogger Dakota Bear

    Interesting! Thank you for the information.hancet  

  3. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Can you imagine living during the construction of Liberty; having too much wine one night, then looking out your window the next morning to see that big face looking back?  

  4. # Blogger ratatouille's archives

    Bonjour! Cedric,
    Once again!...Thanks, for sharing!
    all the very valuable information
    about the Statue of Liberty.
    Now, I must do some research on the Statue of Liberty.

    Merci! Beaucoup!
    DarkCityDame ;-)  

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