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NJ WWI Related Locations

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WWI Honor Roll - Dunellenloupe
Washington Memmorial Park, N. Washington Avenue
Dunellen
NJ
USA 08812
1931

The Dunellen Honor Roll consists of an upright, horizontal, quarry-faced granite slab with a large, inset rectangular bronze plaque framed in rope molding affixed to the front.  The memorial is dedicated to Dunellen residents who served in World War I.  Their names are listed alphabetically in five columns. 

The memorial was dedicated in front of 2,000 people, following a parade to the site.  It was unveiled by two Dunellen boy scouts.  A roll call of the Honor Roll's names was read. 

This memorial is located among several monuments facing N. Washington Avenue which commemorate Dunellen’s residents’ participation in 20th century conflicts. 

Photo courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office
Vintage postcard courtesy of:  Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

 
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WWI Honor Roll - Glen Rockloupe
Rock Road & Doremus Avenue
Glen Rock
NJ
USA 07452
1921

A bronze plaque with an eagle crowning its rectangular frame is affixed to a glacial boulder. The plaque itself lists all those from Glen Rock who served in World War I. It was dedicated before a large crowd in 1921.

The "Rock" from which Glen Rock gets its name was left approx. 15,000 years ago by the Wisconsin Glacier.  The granite boulder weighs about 590 tons. 

Photos courtesy of: Glen Rock Historical & Preservation Society

 
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WWI Honor Roll - Lyndhurstloupe
Veterans Park, 217 Webster Avenue
Lyndhurst
NJ
USA 07071
1919

This monument consists of a bronze bas-relief plaque mounted on a granite stele.  At the top of the large plaque is a trio of figures.  A full-length figure of Liberty, wearing a gown with her arms outspread, holding a garland of laurel in each hand.  On her right is a WWI soldier standing in front of a cannon & holding a rifle.  On his right is a tank.  On Liberty's left is a WWI sailor holding a pair of binoculars. 

The monument was dedicated on September 1, 1919 at its former location at Lincoln School, to all Lyndhurst residents who served in WWI.

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ000498. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
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WWI Honor Roll - Morristownloupe
Morristown Library, 1 Miller Road
Morristown
NJ
USA 07960
1926
Samuel Yellin

An impressive World War I Honor Roll consisting of 23 brass plaques is installed in the Morristown/Morris Township Library along the west wing balcony railing.  Designed by noted Philadelphia iron artist, Samuel Yellin, known as the “Tiffany of metalwork,”  it was originally installed in the Library’s 1917 building in 1926.  When the library expanded in 1930, the railing was moved to the current “new” Reference Room. 

The memorial consists of 25 brass panels placed side-by-side including a dedicatory proclamation, and the names of Morristown residents who served in the war. 

(Yellin was responsible for much of the structural ironwork in the original Library building, and also designed an iron fire screen for the 1930 addition.) 

Narrative adapted from the Samuel Yellin Collection of the University of Pennsylvania Architectural Archives.
Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
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WWI Honor Roll - Oaklynloupe
Municipal Building, 500 White Horse Pike
Oaklyn
NJ
USA 08107
1918

The Oaklyn WWI Honor Roll monument is an upright granite block with quarry-faced edges with a bronze plaque on the front.  The plaque lists the names of borough residents who served in the war. 

The monument is located at the municipal building. 

Photos courtesy of: NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
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WWI Honor Roll - Wenonahloupe
East Manua & Southeast Avenues
Wenonah
NJ
USA 08090

This World War I Honor Roll memorial consists of an irregularly shaped boulder with the bronze honor roll plaque mounted to its sloping front face.  The plaque has a molded frame with a US seal centered at the top.  It reads, "Dedicated to the men of Wenonah who answered their country's call in the World Wa4r, 1917-1918." 

One soldier was killed in the war - Alfred J. Holeton.  His name appears first, followed by an alphabetical listing of those from Wenonah who served. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
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WWI Honor Roll - Wood Ridgeloupe
Hackensack Street & Highland Avenue
Wood Ridge
NJ
USA 07075
1919

This monument consists of a vertical quarry-faced granite slab with rounded upper corners, resting on a granite base. 

A bronze plaque is recessed into the front of the stone, containing an honor roll of Wood Ridge residents who served in WWI. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
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WWI Honor Roll Monument - Hamiltonloupe
Bernard Foley Park, Nottingham Way & Mercer Street
Hamilton
NJ
USA 08690

This monument consists of a square stone pier constructed of coursed quarry-faced stones.  It is capped by a stone slap with a flagpole rising from the center.  A rectangular bronze plaque is attached to the left side of the pier. 

It is dedicated to the area's citizens who served in WWI, including a nurse, Grace Blackwell. 

Narrative adapted from "A History of Hamilton Township, NJ," 1998 & Historical Marker Database. 

Photos courtesy of: Deb Hartshorn & Historical Marker Database

 
WWI In Memoriam Statue - Orangeloupe
Tony Galento Place at Railroad Station
Orange
NJ
USA 07050
1930
Leo Lentelli

This memorial is one of three in Orange, NJ. 

This sculpture consists of an 8' tall bronze of a WWI soldier, dressed in uniform with an ammunition belt is fastened around his waist.  A coat is draped over his left arm; his right hand holds a rifle at parade rest. 

The figure stands on a granite base, the front face of which has a bas-relief carving of the prow of a wooden boat.  On the back face of the base is an "In Memoriam" plaque listing 91 names. 

At the time of its dedication in 1930, the memorial's location was called, Lackawanna Plaza.  The name has since been changed to, Tony Galento Plaza. 

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ 000538. 

Photo credit:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
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WWI Memorial - Audubonloupe
American Legion Post #262, 20 E. Chestnut Street
Audubon
NJ
USA 08106

This monument consists of a quarry-faced granite slab with a bronze plaque, with a shallow-gabled top, placed at the center of its front face.  The plaque contains an honor roll of Audubon's residents who served in WWI.

The monument is situated in a small park with monuments to other 20th-century wars arranged in an arc.

Photo courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 

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