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John Cashmore Marker map_it

  • Description: Ornamented stele with affixed ornaments on base
  • Materials: Stele--black granite (polished); Base--limestone; Ornaments--bronze; Lettering--gilded
  • Dimensions: H: 10' W: 6' D: 2'
  • Cast: ca. 1965
  • Dedicated: 1965
  • Donor: Citizens of Brooklyn
  • Inscription: 1) front: "JOHN CASHMORE /---/ 1895-1961 /---/ PRESIDENT OF THE BOROUGH / OF BROOKLYN FROM 1940 / UNTIL HIS DEATH / IT WAS DURING HIS LONG & / FRUITFUL ADMINISTRATION / THAT THE IDEA OF THIS / BROOKLYN CIVIC CENTER / WAS PLANNED & ACHIEVED /---/ THIS SPOT IS DEDICATED TO HIS MEMORY / BY HIS FELLOW CITIZENS / OF BROOKLYN"

    2) rear: "JOHN CASHMORE / 1895-1961"

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