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The Battery

Wireless Operators Memorial map_it

  • Location: Perimeter of park on State Street
  • Architect: Edward S. Hewitt and Will L. Bottomley
  • Description: Inscribed cenotaph with three large plaques (one broad, two narrow), one medium plaque, and seven small plaques; fountain; two benches
  • Materials: Cenotaph, fountain, and benches--Quincy yellow granite; plaques--bronze
  • Dimensions: Cenotaph H: 8'10"; fountain diameter 7'
  • Cast: 1913
  • Dedicated: May 12, 1915
  • Foundry: Bronze Arts & Crafts Inc., Brooklyn
  • Donor: Veteran Wireless Operators Association

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