Americana in Rome, NY


Peter Gansevoort Mural

Historic Sites, Monuments, Landmarks, and Public Art ()

Overview Listen

This is a mural painted by local artist Jane G. Taylor on the exterior of a commercial building facing a busy thoroughfare and a parking area. It is in need of repair and will likely be painted over in the near future.

Photos

Photo A view of the mural from June, 2018

Backstory Listen

Finished in August, 2001, this depicts General Peter Gansevoort1, who led the resistance against St. Leger at Fort Stanwix, just a block form the mural.  The fort was later known as Fort Schuyler.2

Although this is often taken to be Paul Revere, and Revere is located in Rome, the artist states that it is, indeed, Peter Gansevoort.1



235 W. Dominick St.
Rome, NY 13440

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Sources
1Morrison, Angelica A.. Artist's Murals Can Be Seen Across Region. Utica Observer-Dispatch. September 22, 2011. Accessed July 04, 2018. http://www.uticaod.com/article/20110922/News/309229918. More informaiton about the artist and her works in the area

2Patriot Leaders of New York. Fort Stanwix National Monument. February 26, 2015. Accessed July 04, 2018. https://www.nps.gov/fost/learn/historyculture/patriot-leader-of-new-york.htm#CP_JUMP_3561436. Biographies of prominent leaders in New York State written by the staff at Fort Stanwix


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