Marylebone Road – John F Kennedy

Between Great Portland Street and Regent’s Park tube stations, on one of London’s most polluted sections of road, sits this bust of John F Kennedy (1917 -1963). It is outside the International Student’s House. International Students House was being built and it was agreed it was the most suitable site in London for a memorial for a youthful president who had become identified with liberal ideas. IMG_2451.jpg

On a plaque nearby (apparently – although I couldn’t see it) there is an inscription which reads “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”.

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