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John F Kennedy in Marylebone Road JF Kennedy

Bust: John F Kennedy in Marylebone Road

Erection date: 1965

Inscription

{On the plinth:}
John F. Kennedy, 1917 - 1963.

{On a plaque attached to the wall behind the bust:}
This bust of President Kennedy by the American sculptor Jacques Lipchitz was unveiled on the 15th May 1965 by his brother Senator Robert Kennedy. This memorial was subscribed for by over 50,000 readers of the Sunday Telegraph in amounts limited to £1.

This bust was first installed in 1965 in Military Park, Newark, New Jersey. Additional bronzes were cast for this site and for the Kennedy Memorial Library, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Unveiled by Robert Kennedy.

21 August 2017: The Telegraph reported that the bust had been vandalised and thus had been removed for conservation work. We thank Eddie Sullivan for first spotting that the bust had gone and then for finding this explanation. We look forward to hearing about its return.

Site: JF Kennedy (1 memorial)

W1, Marylebone Road, 1, International Students' Hostel

The hostel was built in 1965.

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John F Kennedy in Marylebone Road

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Of Irish descent, born in Brookline, Massachusetts. 35th President of the Un...

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Senator Robert Kennedy

Born at Boston, Massachusetts. Assassinated at Los Angeles, California while...

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Jacques Lipchitz

Born as Chaim Jacob Lipchitz Druskieniki, Lithuania. Died on the island of C...

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