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Asser Levy Park

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial

  • Location: Seabreeze Ave, W.5th, W. 8th, Ocean Pkwy
  • Sculptor: Based on bust by James Earle Fraser
  • Description: Stele, 3 tablets
  • Materials: Bronze, rough cut Deer Isle granite
  • Dimensions: Plaque 1 H: 6 7/8" W: 16"; Plaque 2 H: 25" W: 17 1/8"; Plaque 3 H: 7" W: 14 1/2"
  • Dedicated: 1925
  • Donor: United Spanish War Veterans and others
  • Inscription: Plaque 1: PRESENTED TO THE PARK DEPARTMENT / BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN N.Y. / BY / DEPARTMENT OF N.Y. / UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS / 21ST. DEPARTMENT ENCAMPMENT JULY 6, 1924 / WILLIAM A. DAWKINS DEPARTMENT COMMANDER / HON. EDWARD T. O'LAUGHLIN COMMISSIONER / DEPARTMENT OF PARKS BROOKLYN N.Y. /

    PLAQUE 2: "AGGRESSIVE FIGHTING FOR / THE RIGHT IS THE NOBLEST / SPORT THE WORLD AFFORDS" / DEDICATED TO THE AMERICANISM OF / THEODORE ROOSEVELT / BY HIS COMRADES OF THE / UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS / DEPARTMENT OF NEW YORK / THE METAL IN THIS TABLET WAS TAKEN FROM THE BATTLESHIP / MAINE, DESTROYED IN HAVANA HARBOR FEB 15. 1898 / THE OREGON, OLYMPIA, NEW YORK, AND / BROOKLYN, IT SPEAKS IN PEACE HIS DOCTRINE / WHICH THOSE GALLANT SHIPS THUNDERED IN WAR / ONE FLAG , ONE COUNTRY / THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / COMMITTEE / THOS F. GANNON DEPT. COMDR., CHAIRMAN -- COMDR. JAMES S. LONG / RT. REV. MONS. JOHN P. CHIDWICK DEPT. CHAPLAIN -- COMDR. BENJAMIN PEATE / WM. S. GOODWIN DEPT. ADJUTANT -- COMDR. CHARLES G. LAWRENCE / BERNARD J. PIERCE DEPT. QUARTERMASTER -- COMDR. PETER A. NEALIS / MAURICE SIMMONS PAST. COM. IN CHIEF -- COMDR. FRANCIS R. STODDARD JR. /

    PLAQUE 3: ON THIS SITE WAS HELD THE / 21ST ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT / UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS / DEPARTMENT OF NEW YORK, JULY 6,7,8,9, 1924 / ENCAMPMENT COMMITTEE / CONEY ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE / EDWARD F. TILYOU, PRESIDENT / CAMPS AND AUXILIARIES OF BROOKLYN / CHARLES P. SHINN, CHAIRMAN / HARRIET E. PERINCHIEF, ASSISTING / WILLIAM A. DAWKINS, DEPARMENT COMMANDER /

Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

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