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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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Skate ParksRiverside Skate Park

Riverside Skate Park is closed to reconstruct the existing skate park with new skate elements, fencing, benches, picnic tables, and landscaping. Please visit the Capital Project Tracker page for updates on the project.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2020

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