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Dave Pelland on April 14th, 2011

New York honors a World War I infantry regiment with a memorial grove in Central Park. The 307th Infantry Memorial Grove, not far from the park’s band shell and the 7th Regiment Civil War monument, honors regimental members killed in the war. A boulder near the center of the grove is inscribed on its south […]

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Dave Pelland on April 13th, 2011

New York honors Union General William Tecumseh Sherman with a Saint-Gaudens statue at an entrance to Central Park. The Sherman statue, at the park southeast entrance at Fifth Avenue and West 59 Street, was the last major work by noted sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The monument, dedicated in 1903, depicts the general atop his horse being […]

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Dave Pelland on April 12th, 2011

The World War I service of New York’s 107th infantry regiment is honored with a large bronze sculpture in Central Park. The 107th Regiment Monument, dedicated in 1927, features seven soldiers, in a variety of poses, on a large granite base. Three soldiers in the middle are charging, the soldier on the far right (as […]

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Dave Pelland on April 11th, 2011

New York honors the Civil War service of a notable National Guard Unit with a monument in Central Park. The 7th Regiment Monument, dedicated in 1874, features a bronze soldier standing atop a granite base. A dedication on the east face of the monument’s base reads, “The Seventh Regiment Memorial of 1861-1865.” The north and […]

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Dave Pelland on March 4th, 2011

The designer of the Civil War ironclad ship the Monitor is honored with a statue in New York City’s Battery Park. The 1903 John Ericsson Memorial honors the Swedish inventor who designed the Monitor, the first Union ironclad warship. Ericsson, who also invented the screw propeller, is depicted holding a model of the Monitor. Bronze […]

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Dave Pelland on March 2nd, 2011

A sculpture damaged in the September 11 attack on New York’s World Trade Center now stands as a temporary memorial to the terrorists’ victims. The Sphere, created by German sculptor Fritz Koenig, was moved to Battery Park in March of 2002 and an eternal flame was lit on the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, […]

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Dave Pelland on August 11th, 2010

White Plains honors its Civil War veterans with a monument in a downtown park. The Soldiers’ Monument, dedicated in 1872, features the uncommon choice of a zinc statue of an infantryman standing atop a more-traditional granite base. A dedication on the monument’s front (west) face reads, “To the soldiers of White Plains who died in […]

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Dave Pelland on August 2nd, 2010

A large monument marking the location of the county courthouse where New York proclaimed its independence stands in front of a former armory in White Plains, New York. The 1910 monument features a large bronze eagle atop granite blocks that served as part of the foundation of the first and second courthouse buildings to stand […]

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Dave Pelland on October 23rd, 2009

We’ll start our second post looking at the monuments in New York’s Madison Square Park (Part 1 is here) with the Eternal Light Memorial Flagpole on the Fifth Avenue side of the park. The monument honors residents who served in World War I. A dedication on the south face of the flagpole’s ornate base reads, […]

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Dave Pelland on October 21st, 2009

New York’s Madison Square Park hosts an impressive collection of monuments honoring residents who served in World War I as well as 19th Century political and military leaders. We’re starting the first of two Madison Square Park posts with Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ monument honoring Civil War Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, which is located at the north […]

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