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NJ WWI Related Locations

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Victory Veterans Monument - Bellevilleloupe
Town Hall, 159 Washington Avenue
Belleville
NJ
USA 07109
1922
Carl Tefft

This monument honors the 700 men from Belleville who served in the Great War, and the 20 men who gave their lives whose names are enumerated on a shield plaque. It consists of an allegorical bronze female figure representing Victory holding a shield and quill pen in her left hand, and a bouquet of flowers in the crook of her right arm. She wears a laurel wreath in her hair.

The sculpture sits atop a square stone base. Dedicated in 1922, it was designed by New York sculptor, Carl Emerson Tefft.

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #76008075.

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
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War Memorial (WWI & WWII) - Basking Ridgeloupe
S. Finley Avenue & Oak Street
Bernards Township - Basking Ridge
NJ
USA 07920

Located near the center of the village of Basking Ridge, NJ this monument consists of a thick glacial boulder slab with a rectangular bronze honor roll plaque mounted on its surface.  The plaque recognizes local residents who served in WWI. 

Photos courtesy of: Bill Coughlin & Historical Marker Database

 
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War Memorial - Crosswicksloupe
480 Main Street
Crosswicks
NJ
USA 08515
1922

The Crosswicks monument was dedicated on Veterans’ Day 1922 in a ceremony that also included the laying of the cornerstone of the Crosswicks Community House.

Originally, the monument plaque contained only the name of Harry J. Chapman, the one Crosswicks resident killed in action in World War I.  The plaque was apparently later recast to add the names of two village residents killed during World War II.

Photo courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
War Memorial - Demarestloupe
Demarest Duck Pond, Piermont Road & Hardenburgh Ave
Demarest
NJ
USA 07627

This monument consists of a rectangular boulder with a central horizontal seam that sits upon a concrete base.  Three bronze plaques are placed on the front of the boulder with the central plaque commemorating Demarest residents who served in the Great War. 

Photo courtesy of:  Sheena Chi

 
War Memorial - Garfieldloupe
Veterans Square, Harrison & Midland Avenues
Garfield
NJ
USA 07026

This monument consists of a rusticated granite square column with a central long inset vertical section topped with a segmented arch.  The column capital is topped by a concrete hemisphere, which is in turn, surmounted by a concrete orb, both resting on a base.  An iron eagle in flight is mounted to the top of the orb.

The base of the statue has a bronze honor roll plaque on its front side, which is also constructed of rusticated granite. 

The monument is placed on a landscaped triangular traffic island in downtown Garfield.

Photo courtesy of:  Sheena Chi

 
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War Memorial - Hackensackloupe
Court Street
Hackensack
NJ
USA 07601
1924
Charles Henry Niehaus

This is one of two WWI monuments on the grounds of the Bergen County Courthouse in Hackensack, NJ.  It is the more elaborate of the two. Designed by well-known sculptor, Charles Henry Niehaus, it consists of a bronze figure of a young man standing atop a tapered circular stone base with an inscription. 

Above the inscription are reliefs of eagles & garland. Below the inscription are 4 relief panels. The front panel shows a Revolutionary War scene. A side panel displays a meeting of Civil War-era generals. The back panel shows a charge from the Spanish-American War. The final panel depicts a battle from World War I.

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ 000122.

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War Memorial - North Arlingtonloupe
Borough Hall, 222 Ridge Road
North Arlington
NJ
USA 07031
1924
Pietro Montana

This monument depicts a larger-than-life doughboy soldier standing with his left leg forward and his right leg extended backward.  A rifle is held in his left hand, pointing diagonally downward across his extended left thigh.  His helmet rests upside down to his left. 

The figure stands on a natural rock that features a relief plaque depicting an angel in the center, holding an olive branch and flanked by soldiers. The sculpture was dedicated  on July 19, 1924.  

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) #NJ000018. 

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Monument - Smithsonian Institution Research Information Service (SIRIS)
Plaque - Bill Coughlin & Historical Marker Database

 
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War Memorial - Ocean Cityloupe
500 Wesley Avenue
Ocean City
NJ
USA 08226

This World War I memorial consists of a tapering, rusticated pink granite slab topped by a cradled, grey granite orb topped by a bronze eagle with outstretched wings.  On the front of the slab is a bronze plaque with a curved pediment, containing the names of local residents who served in the war.  The monument rests on a shallow-hipped, rusticated, grey granite base. 

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War Memorial - Plainfieldloupe
Crescent Avenue & Seventh Street
Plainfield
NJ
USA 07060
c1926
Gaetano Cecare

The Plainfield World War I monument is a flagpole with an elaborately decorated base placed on a concrete and grass traffic island in downtown Plainfield. The monument was erected on ground owned by the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church circa 1926. It is still maintained by the church.

The sculptural portion of the flagpole consists a cylindrical marble section crowned by a narrower cylindrical bronze section. It was designed by noted New Jersey sculptor Gaetano Cecere. The major portion of the base contains a relief sculpture of a group of Roman warriors. The section above consists of a band of relief eagles with their wings spread.

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #76009157. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
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War Memorial - Swedesboroloupe
Borough Hall, 1500 Kings Highway
Swedesboro
NJ
USA 08085

The Swedesboro World War I honor roll plaque has recently been remounted on a consolidated war memorial brick wall next to the Borough Hall.  The bronze plaque is topped by an eagle with wings outstretched standing on a bas relief depiction of a boulder which reads, "For God and Country."  The boulder image is flanked by US soldiers on the right battling a group of enemy soldiers with cannons on the left side.  The plaque reads, "In Grateful Tribute to those of our community who served under the colors for God and Humanity in the World War." 

The list of local men who served comprises the rest of the long, rectangular plaque.  The names of those who died in the war are marked by a star. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 

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