War Memorial – West New York NJ

Description

West New York’s War Memorial was constructed as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project in 1937.

The New York Times wrote: “A triangular monument, with thirteen steps on each side representing the twenty-six residents of this place who lost their lives in the World War, was dedicated this afternoon at exercises attended by 5,000 persons.”

The $7,000 monument, which the Times reported as being on “Boulevard East near Tenth Street,” (these days, J. F. Kennedy Blvd. north of 54th Street) “was built by the township with labor provided by the WPA. According to Township Commissioner Leo Honore … 90 per cent of the laborers on the project were war veterans.”

Source notes

The New York Times: "WAR MEMORIAL DEDICATED," Nov. 15, 1937 (page 16)

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on April 2, 2018.

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Location Info


J. F. Kennedy Blvd. E
West New York, NJ

Location notes: East side, north of 54th Street

Coordinates: 40.782238, -74.010719

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