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The Battery

Salvation Army Monument map_it

  • Location: Perimeter of park on Battery Place, west of Greenwich Street
  • Architect: J.V. & R.V. Lamb
  • Description: Stele on plinth, plaque
  • Materials: Barre granite, bronze
  • Dimensions: Plinth H: 1' W: 6' D: 2'10"; Stele H: 5'7½" W: 4' D: 1'6"; Plaque H: 2'6" W: 2'9½"
  • Cast: ca. 1952
  • Dedicated: 1952
  • Donor: Salvation Army
  • Inscription: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / UNDER THE DIRECTION OF / GENERAL WILLIAM BOOTH / THE FOUNDER OF THE SALVATION ARMY / COMMISSIONER GEORGE S. RAILTON AND SEVEN WOMEN / OFFICERS UNFURLED THE FLAG OF THE SALVATION ARMY / HERE ON MARCH 10, 1880 / --- / THIS TABLET IS PLACED BY / COMMANDER EVANGELINE BOOTH / NOVEMBER 14, 1927 / AS AN EXPRESSION OF ABOUNDING GRATITUDEON THE PART / OF MULTITUDES WHO HAVE REAPED THE FRUITAGE OF THAT / GRACIOUS INVASION /

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