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Van Nest Park

Van Nest Memorial map_it

  • Architect: Arthur G. Waldreason
  • Description: Stele
  • Materials: Deer Isle granite
  • Dimensions: H: 9'6" W: 5' D: 5'
  • Cast: 1926
  • Dedicated: 1926
  • Donor: Van Nest Citizens Patriotic League
  • Inscription: Side 1:
    ERECTED BY THE / VAN NEST CITIZEN'S / PATRIOTIC LEAGUE / IN MEMORY OF / THOSE WHO SERVED / OUR COUNTRY / IN THE / WORLD WAR / 1917 --- 1918 / AND / WORLD WAR II / 1941 --- 1945 /

    Bronze Plaque:
    REDEDICATION BY / ITALIAN AMERICAN WAR VETERANS / BRONX COUNTY POST39 / OCTOBER 31, 1979 /

    Side 2:
    KOREA / RALPH J. CELENTANO / ROBERT F. GORMAN /

    Side 3:
    LEST WE FORGET / PAUL ARNONE / THOS. BARRY / F.M. BEGAN / VIVIEN BROWN / C. DIEDTRICH / H. ERLANDSEN / WM. GORTON / JOS. A. KALLAS / CHAS. KEEGAN / ARTHUR MCBRIDE / F. SCHLAICH / H. SCHEELER / J. SLATOBOLSKY / EUG. L. ZENGEN / JOHN N. BELMONT / DEDICATED / MCMXXVI /

    Side 4:
    VIETNAM / MICHAEL P. GALEA / PATRICK J. GALLAGHER / DANIEL MEADE / MARTIN R. POWERS / ANGELO G. RAPTIG / DENNIS J. RUSSO / VINCENT M. SORANNO / ROBERT L. TARANTO / RICHARD J. TIRIGO / JULIO C. VARGAS / RICHARD PARKER / PETER R. WIESNEIFSKI /

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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The existing playground at Van Nest Park will be reconstructed including new play equipment, spray shower, sitting area, drinking fountain and the planting border.
Anticipated Completion: Winter 2015

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