This elaborate memorial rests on a slightly curved stone base with four Corinthian columns supporting an ornate, slightly curved roof. Between the columns stands a stone pedestal with a bronze plaque on the front, topped by an eagle with its wings outspread.
This memorial, commemorating those who served in World War I, was designed by J&R Lamb Company of New York, and erected by Ellsworth Matthews of Lakewood, NJ. The local War Memorial Committee raised $8,000 through benefit dances and personal contributions over a two-year period.
This monument replaced a temporary wooden one that was located at the intersection of Second Street & Clifton Avenue.
Photo courtesy of: Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission
Vintage photo courtesy of: Sheldon Wolpin Lakewood Historical Museum