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Washington Square Memorial Flagstaff

  • Location: Foot of Fifth avenue
  • Architect: McKim, Mead, and White
  • Description: Flagstaff pedestal
  • Materials: Dover marble
  • Dimensions: 7'6"h x 5'9"w
  • Dedicated: 1920
  • Donor: Washington Square Association
  • Inscription: Inscription 1:
    IN HONOR / OF / ALL THOSE FROM / THIS DISTRICT / WHO GAVE THEIR / LIVES IN THE / WORLD WAR / PRESENTED BY THE / WASHINGTON SQUARE / ASSOCIATION / 1920 /

    Inscription 2:
    CAPT. KENELM WINSLOW / LT. CHARLES DERHAM JR. / LT. JOUETT FITCH SINGLETON / LT. ARTHUR RICHMOND TABER / LT. HARRY THRASHER / LT. JACK M. WRIGHT / Q.M. CLEMENT LAWRENCE / SGT. BERNARD BULNTE / SGT. PAUL BURKE HEFLIN / SGT. GEORGE WADE SMITH / CORP. EDWARD GRANT COXE / CORP. ALEXANDER AMADOR KIN / CORP. HENRY JOSEPH LYNCH / CORP. HENRY LONSDALE SCANNELL / PVT. GEORGE JOSEPH CUDDY / PVT. WILLIAM CHARLES DAGAN / PVT. DANIEL ESPOSITO / PVT. JOHN JOSEPH PULLIS / PVT. SWAN AUSTIN MORRISON / PVT. ALOYSIUS P. MCMAHON /

    Inscription 3:
    FOR THE / GREAT REPUBLIC / FOR THE PRINCIPLE / IT LIVES BY AND / KEEPS ALIVE / FOR MAN'S VAST / FUTURE. / ABRAHAM LINCOLN /

    Inscription 4:
    FOURTEENTH STREET / SEVENTH AVE. / BLEECKER ST. / BROADWAY /

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