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Soldiers Monument - Cape May

   
Soldiers Monument - Cape Mayzoom
Columbia & Gurney Streets
Cape May
NJ
USA
08204

This granite & marble obelisk monument stands on a small, landscaped traffic island in Cape May. The square cube base, placed on a larger, square stone slab, has bronze plaques mounted on each side. The plaques contain its dedication to Cape May vicinity residents who served in World War I, as well as an Honor Roll.

The tall stone shaft is square in cross-section & tapers slightly toward the top where a ball with corner finials rests atop a small square slab. Perched on the orb is a large bronze eagle with wings outstretched upward, looking to the side. The shaft also has bronze plaques & medallions attached to its sides.

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

Vintage Postcard courtesy of:  Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives 

 

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