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NJ WWI Related Locations

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World War Memorial Building - Beverlyloupe
Beverly Free Library, 441 Cooper Street
Beverly
NJ
USA 08010

Beverly's memorial library is dedicated to its local citizens who served in World War I.  A plaque reads, "World War Memorial Building / Erected by the citizens of Beverly and Edgewater Park as a tribute to those patriots of this vicinity who served their country in the World War / 1917-1918." 

Photo courtesy of: Deb Hartshorn & Historical Marker Database

 
World War Monument - Butlerloupe
Butler Park, Park Place
Butler
NJ
USA 07405
1924

This World War I monument consists of a quarry-faced stone slab with a bronze plaque mounted on the front.  The plaque is topped by the image of an eagle with its wing spread extending beyond the raised frame.  The honor roll lists the names of all Butler residents who served in the war. 

Photo courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office 

 
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World War Monument - Oak Ridgeloupe
321 Oak Ridge Road (Rt. 699)
West Milford
NJ
USA 07438

The Oak Ridge monument is located in a community cemetery.  It consists of a massive structure of quarry-faced stone blocks topped by a pyramidal concrete cap, all resting on a square stone slab. 

A bronze plaque is set beneath a stone lintel on the front face, listing an honor roll of Oak Ridge area residents who served in WWI. 

Photo courtesy of: Bill Coughlin & Historical Marker Database

 
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A concrete monument with a full-length bas-relief female figure clad in flowing robes and wearing a laurel wreath. Her arms are outstretched, and she holds a ribbon in her hands. The monument is topped with a round ball below which are four bronze bas-relief panels depicting scenes of war. The monument stands on a multi-tiered base.  

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ000575.

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office
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World War Monument - Union City (West Hoboken)loupe
Ellsworth Park, 23rd & Palisade Avenue
Union City
NJ
USA 07087
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This World War I monument is a two-columned structure. 

On the right is a bronze doughboy statue atop a rectangular granite pedestal engraved with a dedication to the men who served the US in the war.  It was erected by the town of West Hoboken, NJ (now part of Union City, NJ). 

The uniformed soldier is ready to throw a grenade with his right hand; in his left he holds a rifle, the butt of the gun resting on the ground. 

On the left is a taller rectangular granite pedestal topped by a granite orb.  It contains a bronze honor roll plaque with a bas-relief across the arched top.  The image is of a striding Liberty flanked by a soldier on her right & a sailor on her left.  in the bottom two corners are images of a tank & an airplane.  The plaque lists those men of West Hoboken who gave their lives in the war. 

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ000574.

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
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WWI & WWII Memorial - Liberty Cornerloupe
Church Street & Valley Road
Bernards Township - Liberty Corner
NJ
USA 07920

This monument consists of an oblong boulder with a bronze plaque dedicated to Bernards Township residents who served in WWI & WWII.  The plaque contains a relief of an eagle with wings spread along with several military branch logos.  

Photos courtesy of: Alan Edelson & Historical Marker Database

 
WWI Cannon - East Rutherfordloupe
Memorial Park, Paterson Avenue & Randolph Avenue
East Rutherford
NJ
USA 07073

This memorial is a WWI long gun placed in a carriage constructed of stacked concrete blocks with courses tapering to the top.  The carriage is placed on a granite slab, and a bronze plaque on the front of the carriage provides information about the monument.

Photo courtesy of:  Frances Knowlden

 
WWI Elk Memorial - New Brunswickloupe
Former Elk Lodge #324, 40 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick
NJ
USA 08901
1930
Laura Gardin Fraser

This memorial is one of two extant in New Brunswick, NJ.

The bronze elk, created by Laura Gardin Fraser, was a gift of Arthur Bishop in 1930 to memorialize the former members of New Brunswick Lodge #324 who died in World War I.The sculpture consists of a bronze depiction of a resting elk placed atop a stepped granite base.

The sculptor, Laura Gardin Fraser, studied art at the Arts Students League in New York City. Best known for her designs for medals, she also designed elk sculptures for several venues including, Chicago's Elks Memorial & the Elks Lodge in Orange, NJ.

Photo courtesy of: NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
WWI Honor Roll - Berlinloupe
E. Taunton Ave. & White Horse Pike (Rt. 30)
Berlin
NJ
USA 08009
1946

The Berlin monument consists of a group of World War I monuments angled around the edge of a tree-shaded plot in the center of Berlin. The monuments themselves are placed in a mulched area planted with perennial flowering plants and a small concrete plaza is located in front of the monuments.

 The World War I monument may be a replacement for an original monument. It consists of a arched top, vertical granite slab, smooth-faced on the front, and quarry-faced on the edges which sits on a horizontal, rectangular, granite slab with quarry faced edges. The bronze plaque is divided into two sections. The framed lower section consists of an honor roll of Berlin residents who served in World War I listed in two columns. The upper section, slightly wider than the lower contains the commemoration text and is ornamented with cross cannons with an “e pluribus unum” scroll topped by a flying eagle and five furled flags, with the American flag in the center.

Photo courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
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WWI Honor Roll - Delancoloupe
Burlington & Rancocas Avenues
Delanco
NJ
USA 08075

The Delanco WWI monument is one of several placed in a park on the east side of Burlington Avenue. It consists of a bronze plaque mounted to the front of a granite slab. 

The top of the plaque features an arched lintel ornamented with a eagle perched on a shield which surmounts a partially unfurled scroll reading, “Honor Roll.”  The bottom of the plaque contains a quotation from Abraham Lincoln’s Cooper Union address. 

Photos courtesy of: NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 

 

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