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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Advisory

Due to the winter storm, Parks Afterschool will be cancelled today. Recreation centers remain open at this time. Other programs and services have also been affected by this storm.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

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Joseph C. Sauer Park

E. 12 St. bet. Ave. A and Ave. B


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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

World War I soldier Joseph C. Sauer (1896-1918) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His family moved to the Lower East Side of New York City when he was an infant. Sauer graduated from the Redemptorist Parochial School and excelled in athletics, especially track. He worked for the Western Electric Company, and following the death of his grandfather, Sauer and his mother took over the family’s basket manufacturing business. He worked there until he entered the United States Army on September 28, 1917.

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Directions to Joseph C. Sauer Park


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