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City Employees War Memorial map_it

  • Location: West of north end of Mall, opposite Naumberg Bandshell
  • Sculptor: Georg John Lober
  • Architect: Otto Langman
  • Description: Flagstaff supported by sleeve ornamented with leaves and ending in four medallions in relief and four standing eagles with outspread wings, on pedestal
  • Materials: Flagstaff--iron; Sleeve--bronze; Pedestal--Deer Isle granite
  • Dimensions: Sleeve H: 4'11" W: 3'2" D: 3'2"; Pedestal H: 6'1" W: 7'6" D: 7'6"
  • Cast: ca 1926
  • Dedicated: 1926
  • Donor: Mrs. Charles Augustine Robinson
  • Inscription: IN / COMMEMORATION / OF THE HEROISM / AND SACRIFICES / OF THE / CITY EMPLOYEES / WHO FOUGHT / IN THE / VARIOUS WARS / OF THE / UNITED STATES /

    PRESENTED BY / MRS. CHARLES / AUGUSTINE ROBINSON / NATIONAL FLAG-LADY / OF THE VETERANS OF / FOREIGN WARS OF / THE UNITED STATES /

    Seals: State of New York, U. S. Army, U.S. Navy, City of New York

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For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

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Know Before You Go

There are currently 3 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

ParkCentral Park

Beginning June 27, 2018, Central Park will become entirely car-free. The Central Park transverse roads at 97th, 86th, 79th and 65th Streets will remain open to motor vehicles.

Nature CentersBelvedere Castle Visitor Center

Beginning Monday, February 26, Belvedere Castle will be closed for restoration. The castle will reopen to the public in 2019. To reach our Urban Park Rangers at Central Park, please call (212) 360-1444.

ParkCentral Park

Beginning Monday, February 26, Belvedere Castle will be closed for restoration. The surrounding plaza and terrace remain open, but will also close in the coming weeks. The Belvedere will reopen to the public in 2019. For more information on the restoration of Belvedere Castle, please visit Central Park Conservancy's website.

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