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Richmond Hill War Memorial

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  • Standing figure (over life-size) contemplates a grave marked by a cross, on integral plinth, on pedestal  with plaque
  • Standing figure (over life-size) contemplates a grave marked by a cross, on integral plinth, on pedestal  with plaque
  • Standing figure (over life-size) contemplates a grave marked by a cross, on integral plinth, on pedestal  with plaque
  • Standing figure (over life-size) contemplates a grave marked by a cross, on integral plinth, on pedestal  with plaque
  • Standing figure (over life-size) contemplates a grave marked by a cross, on integral plinth, on pedestal  with plaque
  • 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 /

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