American Doughboy

   
N. 1st Street and Reid Street
Palatka
FL
USA
32177

1927

E. M. Viquesney

 

Single figure -- soldier

Bronze
Concrete

FL000479

Figure of a World War I doughboy or marine with a rifle slung over his proper right shoulder.

One of four World War I figures located at the four corners of Memorial Park Bridge. The figures were originally mounted on the old Memorial Bridge completed in 1927. They were reinstalled at each end of the new bridge when it was completed in December 1976. The four World War I figures represent the three branches of the military service of that day; this figure represents either the Doughboys (foot soldiers) or marines. Sculptor was reported as Gutzon Borglum or E. M. Viquesney. IAS files contain copy of dedication program from the old bridge, transcription of article from Town & Country (published by Palatka Daily News) 3 (Aug. 1964), and newspaper articles from Palatka Daily News, Sept. 11, 1979 and Jan. 16, 1991.

Administered by City of Palatka, 201 North 2nd Street, Palatka, Florida 32177 Located Memorial Park Bridge, Southeast side, Palatka, Florida