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Richmond Hill War Memorial map_it

  • Location: Myrtle Avenue and Park Lane South
  • Sculptor: Joseph P. Pollia
  • Architect: William van Alen
  • Description: Standing figure (over life-size) contemplates a grave marked by a cross, on integral plinth, on pedestal with plaque
  • Materials: Figure and plaque--bronze; Pedestal--Deer Isle granite
  • Dimensions: Figure H: 8'; Pedestal H: 5'6" W: 6'7½" D: 6'9"; Plaque H: 1'5½" W: 1'8½"
  • Cast: circa 1925
  • Dedicated: November 1925
  • Foundry: American Art Foundry, NY
  • Donor: Richmond Hill War Memorial Committee and Gold Star Mothers Association of Richmond Hill
  • Inscription: Pedestal, proper right side:
    ERECTED BY THE / PEOPLE OF RICHMOND / HILL IN MEMORY OF / HER MEN WHO SERVED / AND DIED IN THE / WORLD WAR / 1917 /

    Pedestal, proper left side:
    AN EXPRESS - / ION OF EVER - / LASTING / GRATITUDE / AND LOVE / 1918 /

    Bronze plaque:
    HONOR ROLL / CHARLES F.W. ALBRECHT JR. --- CHARLES M. HOERNING --- BERNARD RIPOLL / EDWARD M. ANDERSON --- WILLIAM R. HOLLER --- ARCHIBALD E. ROBBINS / CHARLES C. BAIRD --- JOHANNES A. JENSEN --- THOMAS R. ROBERTS / MORTIMER BENJAMIN --- GEORGE ELMER JOHNSON --- PAUL E. SALLAH / LOUIS J. BERGEN --- ALBERT A. JUSTIS --- ARTHUR A. SCHNORR / GEORGE B. BURLING, JR. --- HARRY LERCH, JR. --- FRANK L. SCHWEITHELM / ROBERT J. BURTIS --- LEWIS LICHTENSTEIN --- JOSEPH SHERIDAN / EDWARD CATER --- FRED LIPPERT --- FRED H. SHIRE / FREDERICK A. CLARK --- DANIEL C. MCCAULEY --- JOHN A. SMITH / HAROLD J. COKELEY --- FRANK J. MCCONNELL --- ARTHUR J. STRUCK / GEORGE M. COLEMAN / FRANK J. MENNINGER --- STEPHEN T. SULLIVAN / CHARLES F. COOK --- JOHN S. MERTZ --- FRED. W. SUNDERMIER / ALFRED NELSON DOW --- FRANK A. MEYER --- ADAM H. SUTTMEIER / JOSEPH DUNKEL --- FINLAY W. MILLAR --- JOHN TALLARIO / MARIO FERRARA --- CUTHBERT C. MURPHY --- DOMINICK TRAPASSO / CHARLES F. GAUS --- FRED WM. NEUMEYER --- CHARLES L. TRINKARD / DAVID E. GLADD --- GEORGE R. NICHOLSON --- JOHN F. VERMAELEN / ROBERT GRAY, JR. --- BERTRAM S. NOBLE --- CHARLES VOGT / EUGENE A. GRIFFITH --- LESTER W. OGILVIE --- LAWRENCE J. WHALEN / GEORGE B. HALL --- GEORGE F. PETTIT --- GEORGE A. WEBER / JOSEPH HARTEL, JR. --- LOUIS PINE --- WILLIAM A. WILLIAMS / WILLIAM F. HAUSMANN --- ANDREW J. PROVOST, JR. --- HARRY J. WITTMAN / JEROME HEINE --- FRED. E. REIF --- CHARLES WORTH / WILLIAM A. RIEHL --- PETER A. ZEIS /

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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