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James J Walker Park

Firemen's Memorial map_it

  • Location: Leroy and Clarkson Streets/7th Avenue
  • Description: Sarcophagus
  • Materials: Marble
  • Dimensions: H: 6'6" W: 5'2" D: 7'3"
  • Dedicated: 1834
  • Donor: Eagle Fire Company and Friends
  • Inscription: Marble side 1:
    THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED / BY THE MEMBERS OF / EAGLE FIRE ENGINE COMPANY / NO. 13 / IN CONNECTION WITH THE FRIENDS OF THE / DECEASED / TO COMMEMORATE THE SAD EVENT / CONNECTED WITH THEIR DEATH / AND THE LOSS / WHICH THEY DEPLORE /

    Marble side 2:
    HERE ARE INTERRED / THE BODIES OF / EUGENE UNDERHILL / AGED 20 YEARS 7 MONTHS AND 9 DAYS / AND FREDERICK A. WARD / AGED 22 YEARS 1 MONTH AND 16 DAYS / WHO LOST THEIR LIVES BY THE FALLING OF A BUILDING / WHILE ENGAGED / IN THE DISCHARGE OF THEIR DUTY AS / FIRE MEN / ON THE FIRST DAY OF DUTY / MDCCCXXXIV /

    Bronze plaque:
    THIS GROUND WAS USED AS A CEMETERY / BY TRINITY PARISH / DURING THE YEARS 1834-1898. / IT WAS MADE A PUBLIC PARK / BY THE CITY OF NEW YORK / IN THE YEAR 1897-8. / THIS MONUMENT STOOD IN THE CEMETERY / AND WAS REMOVED TO THIS SPOT / IN THE YEAR 1898. /

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