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NJ WWI Related Locations

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WWI Memorial - Millvilleloupe
Wheaton Ave & 4th Street
USA 08332

This monument consists of a two-part, stepped granite base with rusticated edges topped by a rectangular tapered shaft.  Attached to the front of the shaft is a bronze honor roll plaque with corner shoulders & a shallow-gabled top.  Atop the shaft is a granite ball with a bronze eagle, wings spread, perched on top.

Photo courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

WWI Memorial - Montclairloupe
Hillside Elementary School
USA 07042

This WWI memorial, located at Hillside Elementary School, consists of a bronze plaque mounted to a smooth-faced boulder.  The plaque contains a bas-relief eagle with wings spread, perched on an olive branch.  The lower portion is an honor roll recognizing Montclair residents who served in the war. 

Photo courtesy of: Mark Levitch & National Trust for Historic Preservation

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WWI Memorial - Moorestownloupe
Remembrance Park, W. Second Street & Camden Avenue
USA 08057

This monument consists of a vertical quarry-faced granite slab resting on a horizontal granite slab base.  A bronze plaque attached to the front contains an honor roll of Moorestown residents who served in World War I. 

A newer, small plaque below, lists the sponsor of the monument.  The monument is located in the triangular, Remembrance Park located downtown. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office 

WWI Memorial - Newfoundlandloupe
Route 513 & Route 23
USA 07435

The Newfoundland World War I Memorial is a rough cast rectangular granite slab on a dressed granite base.  A bronze plaque with a green patina has an eagle in relief, and lists the men from Newfoundland who sacrificed their lives in the war. 

It is an important remnant of the former civic center of Newfoundland that was situated in the vicinity of the adjacent rail station. 

(Newfoundland is an unincorporated community located along the border of West Milford in Passaic County & Jefferson in Morris County, NJ.) 

Photo courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

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WWI Memorial - North Bergenloupe
4233 Kennedy Boulevard
North Bergen
USA 07047

This World War I granite memorial sits on the lawn of North Bergen’s Municipal building.  It consists of a slab base with a canted top.  The face of the monument is a thick granite slab with a rounded top, flanked by wings extending to either side to form capstones for battered flanking piers.  Mounted to the center of the slab is a bronze plaque honor roll with vertical oak leaf edges, and an elaborate half-oval pediment flanked by scroll work. 

The half-oval pediment contains a bas-relief depiction of Liberty standing on an orb of the world, her arms outstretched, holding a garland behind her.  She is flanked by a soldier and a sailor.  The rays of a rising sun over the ocean radiate behind the figures outward.  Other elements include an airplane at lower right and a tank at lower left.  A gun carriage with a cannon sits behind the soldier.  A scroll legend at the top of the pediment reads, “Roll of Honor.” 

The figures stand above a platform that reads, “For God and Country.”  The honor roll lists the names of 38 North Bergen residents who fought in the war. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office 

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WWI Memorial - Orangeloupe
Military Commons, Main & Hickory Streets
USA 07050

This memorial is one of three in Orange, NJ.

It is a vertical boulder slab with a rectangular bronze honor roll plaque mounted to the front.  The honor roll memorializes area residents who died in WWI. 

The memorial was erected by area veterans' groups in 1923. 

Photo credit: Bill Coughlin & Historical Marker Database

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WWI Memorial - Pitmanloupe
Ballard Park, South Broadway
USA 08071

The Pitman World War I Memorial is located downtown in Ballard Park. It lists an Honor Roll of Pitman residents who served. 

The rectangular bronze plaque is mounted on a 6' quarry-faced granite stele with an arched top, on which perches a bronze eagle.  The plaque has 3 framed panels at its top, with the Great Seal of the US flanked by vegetative decoration. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

WWI Memorial - Pompton Lakesloupe
Hamburg Turnpike & Wanaque Avenue
Pompton Lakes
USA 07442

The Pompton Lakes memorial consists of a small bronze plaque featuring a raised frame, upper shoulders, arched pediment, and bottom corner mutules. The top central portion of the monument features an eagle with its wings outstretched atop crossed partially furled flags.

The monument reads: "1917-1919. In honor of the men who served in the Army or Navy of the United States of American in the World War. This tablet is erected by the Borough of Pompton Lakes, N.J."

Photo courtesy of:  Bill Coughlin & Historical Marker Database

WWI Memorial - Riverdaleloupe
Riverdale Public Elementary School, 52 Pompton Turnpike
USA 07457
Pietro Montana

This memorial depicts a World War I soldier, his jacket is open in the front and he wears an ammunition belt.  The figure is cast metal that has been painted, and sits on a red granite base.  A bronze plaque on the base dedicates the memorial to Riverdale residents who served in the war. 

Originally located on private property at the intersection of Hamburg & Newark turnpikes in Riverdale, it was moved to its current location in front of Riverdale Elementary School in 1963. 

The statue was removed from its base in June 2016 due to deterioration.  The plaque & base remain in place. 

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ000607. 

Photo courtesy of: Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS)

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WWI Memorial - Sayrevilleloupe
Borough Hall, 167 Main Street
USA 08872

The Sayreville WWI Memorial contains a modern reproduction of the original bronze Honor Roll plaque, listing residents who served in the Great War.  The entire monument consists of two flanking square shafts of yellow-gray brick of uneven height with faux corner quoins ornamentation.  Originally crowned with corbeled brick battlements, this ornamentation has been replaced by concrete slab caps. The two shafts are joined together by a shorter brick wall which supports the bronze plaque containing the names of approximately the 350 local men who served.  

The Honor Roll plaque, which is crowned by a semi-ovoid decorative panel containing the figure of Liberty striding forward atop a globe, flanked by a sailor to her left and a solder to her right.  This panel is flanked by scroll brackets. 

The monument was designed by Monsignor William Gilfillan, of Our Lady of Victories Roman Catholic Church.  It was one of the first WWI monuments erected in the US.  Built by local men of local materials, the bricks were donated by the Sayre & Fisher Brick Company - the borough's major industry. 

Source:  Sayreville Historical Society

Vintage images courtesy of Sayreville Historical Society 
Photos courtesy of NJ State Historic Preservation Office 


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