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NJ WWI Related Locations

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WWI Memorial - Avon by the Sealoupe
City Hall, 301 Main Street
Avon by the Sea
NJ
USA 07717

This monument consists of a stone Doric column topped by a plinth & stone ball.  The column rises from the third stage of a rusticated stone base that decreases in size from bottom to top.  Attached to the front of the base is a rectangular bronze plaque commemorating the service of area residents who served in WWI. 

Photo courtesy of :  New Jersey Historic Preservation Office

 
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WWI Memorial - Bound Brookloupe
E. High Street & E. Main Street
Bound Brook
NJ
USA 08805

The Bound Brook monument consists of a projecting bronze plaque mounted to the surface of an irregular glacial boulder.  Erected by an American Legion Post, the simple plaque is ornamented with three relief crosses, two garlands, a torch, & the seal of the American Legion.

Photo credit: Bill Coughlin & Historical Marker Database

 
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WWI Memorial - Florham Parkloupe
203 Ridgedale Avenue
Florham Park
NJ
USA 07932
1921

This World War I memorial honor roll plaque lists the residents of Florham Park, NJ that served during the war.  The plaque is attached to a large stone, flanked by stone planters. 

It is located on the grounds of Columbia School District #5, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office 

 
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WWI Memorial - Haddonfieldloupe
401 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield
NJ
USA 08033
1926

Haddonfield honored its World War I veterans with a two-part memorial. The borough’s high school, completed in 1927, was named Haddonfield Memorial High School. This elegant brick Georgian Revival school is still a landmark on the northwest side of Kings Highway east of the central business district.

The second part of the monument is an elegant ornamental granite bench placed in front of the west end of the high school. This symmetrical composition is anchored at either side by stone bollards with low conical caps. The central section is a tripartite granite slab composition with a taller, segmental arched central section. Elaborate scrolled brackets mark the lower corner of the central slab. A bronze plaque is placed on the front of the center section. The plaque, contains an honor roll of those who served in war & a bas-relief Great Seal of the United States.

Narrative adapted from "This is Haddonfield," Historical Society of Haddonfield, 1963. 

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

 
WWI Memorial - Harrisonloupe
Veterans Plaza, 415 Harrison Avenue
Harrison
NJ
USA 07029

The Harrison WWI monument is an elaborate composition. Set on a low plinth, square in cross-section, its base level consists of a square stone box with bronze memorial plaques mounted to each side.  Paired Doric columns rise from this base to a single entablature that features a projecting square clock face with ticks in lieu of numbers. The entablature is crowned by a stone orb. Perched atop the orb is a metal eagle with its wings spread.  

Photo courtesy of:  NJ State Archives

 
WWI Memorial - Improved Order of Red Men Great Council of NJ - Tuckertonloupe
W. Main Street & Great Bay Boulevard
Tuckerton
NJ
USA 08087
1920
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The monument consists of a standing figure of an Indian chief dressed in a loincloth and wearing an elaborate headdress with tails that fall down his back.   He is cradling a tomahawk with his arms folded across his upper chest.

The bronze statue stands atop an inscribed granite base. The monument was dedicated to members of the Improved Order of Red Men (IORM) who lost their lives during World War I.  Erected by the IORM of Camden County, it was dedicated on October 13, 1920; rededicated  May 21, 1981. 

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ000233. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

Vintage photo courtesy of:  New Jersey State Archives

 
WWI Memorial - Lawnsideloupe
Warwick Road & Church Street
Lawnside
NJ
USA 08045
1921

This monument consists of a rusticated granite slab placed on an irregular concrete slab base. The upper surface of the slab is finished & angled upward and is incised with “Lawnside” in capital letters. The front face of the slab contains a metal plaque with a symmetrically curved upper edge. The Lawnside town seal is placed at the top of the plaque. The remainder of the plaque consists of an honor roll listing those residents of the borough who served in World War I. 

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This memorial is a modern adaptation of the classic Greek stele which was erected by the ancient Helenes in memory of soldiers who fell in foreign wars.  Made of Vermont granite, it has a female figure representing Peace in high relief, standing atop a pedestal with arms and wings slightly spread.  She wears a robe with a tie at the waist. Her hands are resting on columns at her sides. 

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ000031.

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WWI Memorial - Margateloupe
Ventnor & S. Mansfield Avenues
Margate
NJ
USA 08402

Located in a small oblong park, this World War I monument consists of a shallowly tapering, rusticated stone base with a bronze plaque.  The plaque has projecting corners and a symmetrical arched top, below which is placed a circular bas-relief medallion. 

The base is topped with paired, rusticated, slightly projecting capstones.  An eagle sits atop a marble base with its talons curling over the front side of the capstones.  The spread-wing eagle has its head to the side.  Low stone walls project from either side of the base. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office 

 
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WWI Memorial - Medfordloupe
South Main Street
Medford
NJ
USA 

The World War I monument consists of a granite base whose top angles up to meet the lower corners of an arched top rusticated granite slab.  Mounted to the front of the slab is a bronze plaque with an arched top and upper corner shoulders.  This plaque, an honor roll, lists the names of the residents of Medford who served in the war.

Photo courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 

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