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Joseph C. Sauer Park

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

Manhattan

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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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Joseph C. Sauer Park Weather

  • Tue
    Rain
    43°F
  • Wed
    Rain Likely and Patchy Fog then Slight Chance Showers
    41°F
  • Thu
    Partly Sunny
    49°F
  • Fri
    Mostly Sunny
    48°F

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