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Patience and Fortitude – the two lions

Fact - The two lion statues in front of the New York Public Library were originally named Leo Astor and Leo Lenox after the founders, John Astor and James Lenox. Their names were changed to Patience and Fortitude by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.
Pic Credits: © 2015 Terry Ballard | New York Public Library | CC BY-SA | Modified

The two lion statues in front of the New York Public Library were originally named Leo Astor and Leo Lenox after the founders, John Astor and James Lenox. Their names were changed to Patience and Fortitude by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.

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