Bronx New Deal - Photo #475 - Owen F. Dolen Park

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World War I monument in Owen F. Dolen Park, Bronx NY, June 2105. It was moved to this location by the WPA 1940 or 1941, just before the USA entered the next World War. Inscription: To perpetuate in grateful remembrance the sacrifice, heriosm, and devotion of the men and women of the old town of Westchester who in the World War answered the call of their country that justice and righteousness should not perish. The old town of Westchester is the current Westchester Square neighborhood of the Bronx. The other sides of the monument are engraved with names of local residents who died in the war.

The New Deal in NYC 1932-1943 | Frank da Cruz | fdc@columbia.edu