The Firemen’s Memorial facing Riverside Park on Riverside Drive at 100th Street, 1913. The NY City Parks Department website says:
The memorial exemplifies a classical grandeur that characterized several civic monuments built in New York City from the 1890s to World War I, as part of an effort dubbed the City Beautiful Movement, which was meant to improve the standard of urban public design and achieve an uplifting union of art and architecture. This monument has twice undergone extensive restoration, once in the late 1930s, through a W.P.A.-sponsored conservation program, and more recently through a $2 million city-funded capital project completed in 1992.
http://kermitproject.org/newdeal/riversidepark/firemans1.html Riverside Park: Firemen's Memorial History at the NYC Parks Department website. Parks Monuments Conservation Crew Vintage Film, c.1934 to 1937, NYC Parks Department archive. Video segment 23:09-27:15. Lowrey, Carol, A Legacy of Art: Paintings and Sculptures by Artist Life Members of the National Arts Club, Hudson Hills (2007).
Project originally submitted by Frank da Cruz on August 1, 2015.
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