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Graham Triangle

Bronx Local Board #2 World War Memorial map_it

  • Location: Third Avenue, Morris Avenue, and 139th Street
  • Sculptor: Menconi Brothers
  • Architect: Harold M. Bowdin
  • Description: Fluted rostral column topped with an eagle and inscribed with honor roll, on pedestal with bronze plaque
  • Materials: Column---Quincy granite; Plaque---bronze
  • Dimensions: H: 32'2"; Pedestal W: 9'6" D: 9'6"; Plaque diameter 20" (approximate)
  • Cast: ca. 1920
  • Dedicated: ca. 1921
  • Donor: Friends and neighbors of Local Board #2; Plaque--Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Inscription: Side 1: TO THE HONORED DEAD / WHO MADE / THE SUPREME SACRIFICE / FOR THEIR COUNTRY / THE GREAT WAR / MCMXVII - MCMXIX / ERECTED IN LOVING MEMORY / OF THEM AND THEIR PATRIOTISM / BY THEIR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS / OF LOCAL BOARD NUMBER TWO / NEW YORK CITY /

    Side 2: JOHN B. GRAHAM --- EDWARD J. SMITH / JAMES M. HAMMER --- WILLIAM I. HAMMER / SAMUEL BRILL --- FRANK GREGG / THOMAS F. CASSIDY --- EDWARD ANDERSON / JOSEPH A. O'KEEFE --- HARRY HOFFMEISTER / THOMAS MCDERMOTT --- ARTHUR W. SCHILLING / JAMES P. KING --- LEO J. LYNCH / WILLIAM ROCHE --- WILLIAM J. SHAW / PHILIP J. MAUS, JR. --- CARI ROEHLKEN / JOHN C. NEWMAN --- EDWARD C. KIMBLE /

    Side 3: JAMES J. CROWLEY --- JOHN J. BOLAND / CHARLES MCALFER --- AUGUST W. ARMS / ROBERT HAMMER --- ISIDORE FISHMAN / ADOLPH J. FRITZ --- DANIEL J. KELLY / WILLIAM VONN LUMM --- WILLIAM H. JONES / CHRISTOPHER AUGUSTIN --- MICHAEL J. GILFOY / WALTER FUCHS --- WILLIAM HURST / ERNEST R. NIELSON --- HAROLD WAHLSTADT / JOHN R. GARRITY --- EDWARD EVANS / PATRICK DEVANEY /

    Side 4: WILLIAM G. STORCH --- CHARLES BRENNER / AMBROSE DOYLE --- GEORGE P. RYAN / DAVID W. GENTLE --- CHARLES WOLZ / ANTHONY SCHOENFELDER --- NICHOLAS DEFRANCESCO / LAWRENCE T. HANSEN --- JAMES J. GUGLIERI / WILLIAM MCGONIGAL --- THOMAS J. FITZPATRICK / ANDREW CEDER --- EDWARD LARSON / FRANCIS I. SHAW --- ARMANT J. BOISSY / HENRY P. JOHNSON --- FRANK B. HALPIN / JOHN. J. RECHLIN ---RAYMOND A. MURPHY /

    Wreath-shaped plaque at base:
    THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS / HAVE PLACED THIS WREATH / ARMISTICE DAY / NOVEMBER 11, 1921. [---] "ON FAMES ETERNAL CAMPING / GROUND THEIR SILENT TENTS / ARE SPREAD. /

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