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Glendale Veterans Triangle

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History

This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

A gift of the people of Glendale, this war memorial, dedicated in 1921, honors 21 Glendale residents who died in combat during World War I. Sculptor Anton Schaaf (1869-1943) created the bronze bas-relief of a female figure holding a torch in her hand set within a granite stele designed by the architectural firm of Helmle and Corbett. Schaaf also collaborated with Helmle and Corbett on the Ridgewood War Memorial in Queens.

Photo of the Glendale War Memorial in Glendale Veterans Triangle, Queens

Glendale War Memorial Details

  • Location: Myrtle and Cooper Avenues
  • Sculptor: Anton Schaaf
  • Architect: Helmle and Corbett
  • Description: Plaque with bas-relief of female figure holding a torch aloft in her right hand over a list of twenty-one names, on a stele
  • Materials: Plaque--bronze; Stele--Georgia granite,
  • Dimensions: Total dimensions H: 13'6" W: 11' D: 7'
  • Cast: 1921
  • Dedicated: 1921
  • Donor: People of Glendale
  • Inscription: ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF GLENDALE / IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE / OF THOSE OF THEIR NUMBER WHO / SERVED IN THE WORLD WAR / 1917-1918 / THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO / LOST THEIR LIVES ARE / HERE INSCRIBED / P.D. BODAMER --- J.J. MCCOURTY / S. BIRNEY --- F.E. PAYNTON / J.V. DETTLING --- G.G. POWELL / C. FREY --- J.E. RAUTH / J.E. GRAUMANN --- C. ROESCH / C. KAYSER --- P.J. SCHEIBEL / A. KNIPPER --- C.J. SCHMIDT / O. KOCH --- W. SCHULTZ / C.T. LEONARD --- E.V. SULLIVAN / J.F. MATHIS --- F. WINTER / A.R. WALKER / PRO PATRIA /

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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