Saturday, June 22, 2013

Sherman Square New York City

Sherman Square New York City. Sherman Square Grand Street Boys War Tablet. Description: Tablet on plinth. Materials: Bronze and granite. Dimensions: H: 1'3" W: 1'9". Dedicated: November 11, 1954. Donor: Grand Street Boys. Inscription: Main plaque: A TRIBUTE TO THOSE / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / THAT WE MAY LIVE / IN FREEDOM / GRAND STREET BOYS POST NO. 1025 / AMERICAN LEGION/ NOVEMBER 11, 1954 /

Plaque on fence: WAR MEMORIAL COMMITTEE/ ELMER A. ROGERS, CHAIRMAN/ STANLEY BOGART --- DAVID KLEIN / ELMER HIRSCHHORN --- BENJAMIN F. MORROW / CHARLES ISRAEL --- HERMAN RUTHAZER / ISIDOR JABLONS --- LOUIS TOUSCHER / SAMUEL MOSES / Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

Sherman Square is a small public space bounded by Broadway, Amsterdam Avenue and West 70th Street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City. The land, acquired by the city in 1849, was named for William Tecumseh Sherman, who had once resided nearby, in 1891. In the 1960s and 1970s the nearby Verdi Square and Sherman Square were known by local drug users and dealers as "needle park". This provided the title and general setting for the gritty 1971 film The Panic in Needle Park (set in Sherman Square.

Sherman Square New York City

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Text Credits: Sherman Square From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sherman and Square Grand Street Boys War Tablet. This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park. For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

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