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WWI Monument - Riversideloupe
Park along Lafayette Street
Riverside
NJ
USA
08075

This stone obelisk monument stands on three base slabs, square in cross-section, progressively smaller as they rise.  A stone cube sits atop this base with bronze plaques on each side commemorating Riverside residents who served in World War I. The obelisk rests on the stone cube, and is crowned by a bronze eagle with wings outstretched. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
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WWI War Memorial - Collingswoodloupe
Knight Park, Collins & Park Avenues
Collingswood
NJ
USA
08108
1921

This monument is constructed of rusticated pink granite.  Its base consists of two slabs with the upper face of the smaller second slab angled inward to meet the bottom edges of the battered granite pier that comprises the bulk of the monument.  The pier is surmounted by a ball resting on a base slab.  A bronze eagle. with head to the side and wings open. sits atop the ball.  A bronze plaque topped by a fleur-de-lis motif & garlands is placed in the center of the front face of the pier. This plaque commemorates Collingswood residents who served in World War I. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
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World War I Memorial loupe
Van Neste Square, East Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood
NJ
USA
07450
1924
John Oscar Bunce

World War I Memorial

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaque This memorial is dedicated to the Ridgewood citizens who died during World War I. It consists of a tall, fluted granite column with its lower face marked by a granite plaque and a bas-relief laurel wreath. The column sits atop a three-stepped granite base. On the front of the base is a plaque with the bas-relief bust of a man shown in right profile. The column is crowned by a bronze eagle with its head turned to the right & wings partially spread. The plaque includes an honor roll.  The memorial designer, John Oscar Bunce, was a New York-based architect & sculptor; he became known for his role in the planning and erection of new public and private buildings in Paterson following a devastating 1902 fire.  

 
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Yazoo County War Memorialloupe
Yazoo City
MS
USA
39194

Dedicated to Yazoo County (MS) members of the Armed Forces who gave their lives while serving during times of war.

 
Ellijay -- Veterans Memorial Bridge & Parkloupe
Ellijay
GA
USA
30540
All photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
 
World War I Spire at Concordia Cemetery loupe
3700 E. Yandell
El Paso
TX
USA
79903
Concordia Cemetery is a Texas State Historical Cemetery,  with over 60,000 people buried there.  In the Masonic Section of the cemetery is the Wolrd War I spire, erected in Memory of El Paso Masons who made the supreme sacrifice in World War 1917-1918. The names of the Mason's that died in WWI are engraved. There is also a Veteran interpretive sign in the main Veterans section of the cemetery that references Veterans buried in Concordia the War of 1812 to Desert Storm
 
Cumming –- Veterans War Memorial - Forsyth Co.loupe
301 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Cumming
GA
USA
30040
Photos Courtesy of Lamar Veatch
This memorial is located at 301 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, one block from City Square. Dedicated in May, 1992, by the City of Cumming, the memorial consists of individual pedestals to the different conflicts.  Each pedestal is topped with bronze replicas of appropriate historical artifacts of that war. 
 
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WWI Monument - Elizabethloupe
Winfield Scott Park
Elizabeth
NJ
USA
07201

This monument consists of a vertical granite slab with corner shoulders & a top gable resting on a stone slab base.  Mounted to the front of the slab is a bronze plaque with raised frame and a central arch along the top. This arch allows the placement of the Elizabeth City seal at the top.  The plaque contains an honor roll commemorating residents of Elizabeth who served in WWI.

The Elizabeth monument is one of many commemorative monuments placed in the city's Winfield Scott Plaza, a two-block-long park in front of City Hall. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office 

 
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Soldiers Memorial - Kearnyloupe
Veterans Memorial Park, Kearny Ave & Beech Street
Kearny
NJ
USA
07032
1922
Franklin L. Naylor

This memorial is dedicated to Kearny residents killed in WWI.  It consists of a tall Vermont granite shaft topped with a sphere & a bronze eagle with outstretched wings. 
Projecting from the bottom front of the shaft is a pedestal with an inscribed plaque. 
Atop the pedestal stands a bronze statue of a woman in classical dress, her arms partially extended from her sides.

The other three sides of the shafts have granite reliefs of World War I military operations. The back panel depicts two fighters in a dogfight. One side panel shows warships firing on a surfacing submarine. And the other side panel features several doughboys charging out of a trench. 

The memorial was erected by the American Legion, Frobisher Post, with $11,000 of personal donations and $14,000 supplied by the town government.  It was unveiled on May 27, 1922 by General Pershing! 

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ000159. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office 

 
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WWI Honor Roll - Lyndhurstloupe
Veterans Park, 217 Webster Avenue
Lyndhurst
NJ
USA
07071
1919

This monument consists of a bronze bas-relief plaque mounted on a granite stele.  At the top of the large plaque is a trio of figures.  A full-length figure of Liberty, wearing a gown with her arms outspread, holding a garland of laurel in each hand.  On her right is a WWI soldier standing in front of a cannon & holding a rifle.  On his right is a tank.  On Liberty's left is a WWI sailor holding a pair of binoculars. 

The monument was dedicated on September 1, 1919 at its former location at Lincoln School, to all Lyndhurst residents who served in WWI.

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ000498. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
WWI In Memoriam Statue - Orangeloupe
Tony Galento Place at Railroad Station
Orange
NJ
USA
07050
1930
Leo Lentelli

This memorial is one of three in Orange, NJ. 

This sculpture consists of an 8' tall bronze of a WWI soldier, dressed in uniform with an ammunition belt is fastened around his waist.  A coat is draped over his left arm; his right hand holds a rifle at parade rest. 

The figure stands on a granite base, the front face of which has a bas-relief carving of the prow of a wooden boat.  On the back face of the base is an "In Memoriam" plaque listing 91 names. 

At the time of its dedication in 1930, the memorial's location was called, Lackawanna Plaza.  The name has since been changed to, Tony Galento Plaza. 

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ 000538. 

Photo credit:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
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War Memorial - Plainfieldloupe
Crescent Avenue & Seventh Street
Plainfield
NJ
USA
07060
c1926
Gaetano Cecare

The Plainfield World War I monument is a flagpole with an elaborately decorated base placed on a concrete and grass traffic island in downtown Plainfield. The monument was erected on ground owned by the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church circa 1926. It is still maintained by the church.

The sculptural portion of the flagpole consists a cylindrical marble section crowned by a narrower cylindrical bronze section. It was designed by noted New Jersey sculptor Gaetano Cecere. The major portion of the base contains a relief sculpture of a group of Roman warriors. The section above consists of a band of relief eagles with their wings spread.

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #76009157. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
WWI Monument & Howitzer - Scotch Plainsloupe
Park Avenue & Front Street
Scotch Plains
NJ
USA
07076
1920

This unusual two-part monument is located in the center of downtown Scotch Plains. It was constructed by the Victory Celebration Committee of Scotch Plains to recognize contributions of the community to World War I. It includes a flagpole and a cannon.

The cannon, made in Germany, was a gift from the United States Government in recognition that Scotch Plains had the largest percentage of over-subscription to the Victory Liberty Loan of any non-banking community in the Second Federal Reserve District. The subscription totaled almost $700,000.

The second part of the monument is an 80' street angle & latticework flagpole. At the base of the flagpole is a bronze plaque listing the 89 residents who served in the war and the 3 who died in combat. 

Narrative adapted from Images of America: Scotch Plains; Richard & Suzanne Bousquet; 1995. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
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World War Monument - Union Cityloupe
JUAN PABLO DUARTE PARK, New York Avenue & 33rd Street
Union City
NJ
USA
07087

A concrete monument with a full-length bas-relief female figure clad in flowing robes and wearing a laurel wreath. Her arms are outstretched, and she holds a ribbon in her hands. The monument is topped with a round ball below which are four bronze bas-relief panels depicting scenes of war. The monument stands on a multi-tiered base.  

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ000575.

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office
Vintage postcard - Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

 
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Veterans Monument - Allendaleloupe
Brookside & Park Avenues
Allendale
NJ
USA
07401

The Allendale memorial consists of a bronze eagle with outstretched wings perched on a sphere atop a tall granite shaft. The shaft has  commemorative plaques on the front, and incised decorations including a US star near the top & a wreath near the bottom.

The plaque is inscribed with the names of residents of Allendale who died in World War I.  Subsequent plaques memorialize those killed in World War II & the Vietnam War.

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ000283. 

Photos courtesy of:  Bill Coughlin & Historical Marker Database

 
WWI Memorial - Avon by the Sealoupe
City Hall, 301 Main Street
Avon by the Sea
NJ
USA
07717

This monument consists of a stone Doric column topped by a plinth & stone ball.  The column rises from the third stage of a rusticated stone base that decreases in size from bottom to top.  Attached to the front of the base is a rectangular bronze plaque commemorating the service of area residents who served in WWI. 

Photo courtesy of :  New Jersey Historic Preservation Office

 
Texas State Capitol World War I Monument loupe
1100 N. Congress Avenue
Austin
TX
USA
78701
 
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War Memorial - Hackensackloupe
Court Street
Hackensack
NJ
USA
07601
1924
Charles Henry Niehaus

This is one of two WWI monuments on the grounds of the Bergen County Courthouse in Hackensack, NJ.  It is the more elaborate of the two. Designed by well-known sculptor, Charles Henry Niehaus, it consists of a bronze figure of a young man standing atop a tapered circular stone base with an inscription. 

Above the inscription are reliefs of eagles & garland. Below the inscription are 4 relief panels. The front panel shows a Revolutionary War scene. A side panel displays a meeting of Civil War-era generals. The back panel shows a charge from the Spanish-American War. The final panel depicts a battle from World War I.

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ 000122.

Photos courtesy of:  Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS)

 
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WWI Memorial - Haddonfieldloupe
401 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield
NJ
USA
08033
1926

Haddonfield honored its World War I veterans with a two-part memorial. The borough’s high school, completed in 1927, was named Haddonfield Memorial High School. This elegant brick Georgian Revival school is still a landmark on the northwest side of Kings Highway east of the central business district.

The second part of the monument is an elegant ornamental granite bench placed in front of the west end of the high school. This symmetrical composition is anchored at either side by stone bollards with low conical caps. The central section is a tripartite granite slab composition with a taller, segmental arched central section. Elaborate scrolled brackets mark the lower corner of the central slab. A bronze plaque is placed on the front of the center section. The plaque, contains an honor roll of those who served in war & a bas-relief Great Seal of the United States.

Narrative adapted from "This is Haddonfield," Historical Society of Haddonfield, 1963. 

Photos courtesy of: 
NJ State Historic Preservation Office
Vintage postcard courtesy of:  Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

 
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Doughboy - Highland Parkloupe
Veterans Memorial Park, 609 Raritan Avenue
Highland Park
NJ
USA
08904
1921

This monument depicts a World War I soldier in uniform standing at parade rest. Both hands grasp the barrel of his rifle, the butt of which rests on the ground.

The monument was sponsored by Amos Wheatley and dedicated to veterans of The Great War. It was purchased from LL Manning & Son, a Plainfield, NJ monument company. 

It was rededicated in 1989 as part of a refurbishing project at Veterans' Memorial Park. The figure was knocked slightly off its original position by a collision with a tractor trailer truck.

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory NJ000048.

Photos courtesy of: Sheena Chi

 

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