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Riverside Park

Soldiers and Sailors Monument map_it

  • 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. /

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

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

Directions to Riverside Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

PlaygroundsRiverside Park

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacture is currently working on an improved design and redesigned slides will be installed as soon as possible.


MarinasWest 79th Street Boat Basin

Attention Boaters: Due to repairs to an underwater high voltage cable there are currently no transient moorings available at the Boat Basin. Please contact the Dockmasters office at 212-496-2105 or VHF Ch09 for more information and alternatives. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2017

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