Riverside Park

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Soldiers and Sailors Monument

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  • Location: Riverside Drive at West 89th Street
  • Sculptor: Paul E. Duboy
  • Architect: Charles & Arthur Stoughton
  • Description: Ornamental circular temple
  • Materials: East Dorset Vermont marble (see memo)
  • Dimensions: H: 100' D: 50'
  • Dedicated: May 30, 1902
  • Fabricator: Cullen and Dwyer
  • Donor: Act of Legislature
  • Inscription: Plaque: ERECTED BY / THE CITY OF NEW YORK / TO COMMEMORATE THE VALOR / OF THE / SOLDIERS AND SAILORS / WHO IN THE CIVIL WAR / FOUGHT IN DEFENSE OF THE UNION /

    Plaque: SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' MEMORIAL MONUMENT / OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK / COMMISSIONERS, / ROBERT A. VAN WYCK, MAYOR. / GEORGE C. CLAUSEN, PRESIDENT, PARK BOARD. / JOHN W. GOFF, RECORDER. BIRD S. COLER, COMPTROLLER. / JOSEPH A. GOULDEN, CHAIRMAN, MEMORIAL COMMITTEE. / GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC. / ARCHITECTS, / CHARLES W. STOUGHTON, ARTHUR A. STOUGHTON, PAUL E. DUBOY. / BUILDERS, CULLEN AND DWYER. /

    On a high pillar standing southeast of the structure, inscribed on all 4 sides.
    South Side: N.Y. VOLUNTEER/REGIMENTS/ACTIVELY ENGAGED/SEVENTY SECOND/SEVENTY THIRD/SEVENTY FOURTH/SEVENTY NINTH/EIGHTY SECOND/EIGHTY THIRD./

    West Side: FARRAGUT/NEW ORLEANS-FAIR OAKS/MALVERN HILL/HARPERS FERRY-ANTIETAM/IUKA-CORINTH/FREDERICKSBURG-MURFREESBORO/CHARLESON/JACKSON-CHANCELLORSVILLE

    North Side: SICKLES/WINSLOW-KELLY/BARLOW-THOMAN/CAMERON-SCOTT/MURPHY MCMAHON/WARREN-MOESCH/HUSTON-STETSON/WINTHROP

    East Side: GRANT/FORT SUMTER/BULL RUN-HATTERAS INLET/BALLS BLUFF/PORT ROYAL-FORT HENRY/ROANOKE ISLAND/HAMPTON ROADS-SHILOH/ISLAND NO. 10.

    On a high pillar standing southwest of the structure, inscribed on all 4 sides.
    Southside: N-Y- VOLUNTEER/REGIMENTS/ACTIVELY ENGAGED/FIFTH-SEVENTH/FORTY SECOND/FIFTY NINTH/SIXTY FIRST/SIXTY NINTH/SEVENTY FIRST

    Eastside: SHERMAN/GETTYSBURG=VICKSBURG/PORT HUDSON/CHICKAMAUGA/CHATANOOGA/FORT PILLOW/WILDERNESS-SPOTTSYLVANIA/COLD HARBOR/KENESAW MOUNTAIN-ATLANTA.

    Northside: WORDEN/CUSHING-RYDER/SICARD-KAEPLIS/PHILIP-MEAGHER/SMITH-OLMSTEAD/WILKES-TAYLOR/WAINWRIGHT

    Westside: PORTER/ CHAMBERSBURG-MOBILE BAY/WINCHESTER/CEDAR CREEK-FORT FISHER/WILMINGTON/BENTONVILLE-FIVE FORKS/PETERSBURG/RICHMOND-APPOMATTOX

Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namingsoften in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, butnot necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the yearlisted reflects the date of installation.

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Directions to Riverside Park

Know Before You Go

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

ParkRiverside Park

Out of an abundance of caution, NYC Parks will temporarily close the Cherry Walk path in Riverside Park from W. 100th to W. 125th streets. Visitors should exit the greenway at 100th St. to access alternative paths and local streets. Cyclists may re-enter the greenway at West 153rd Street and Riverside Drive via the Herman "Denny" Farrell Pedestrian Bridge. Pedestrians may re-enter through the steps at Tiemann Place that connect Riverside Drive to St. Clair Place.

MarinasWest 79th Street Boat Basin

There are service changes at this facility. Transient and seasonal moorings will not be available for the 2020 season

MarinasWest 79th Street Boat Basin

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are service changes at this marina. Marinas, boatyards, and boat launches are open for personal use of vessels only. Group activities, social gatherings, vessel charters, and rentals are prohibited. Vessel servicing, fueling, and pumpout stations are open. Please maintain strict social distancing of at least six feet and clean and sanitize your vessels after each use. Also, transient and seasonal moorings will not be available for the 2020 season.

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