CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS and SAILORS MONUMENT UNDER CONSTRUCTION NEW YORK PHOTO 1901. (CIVIL WAR) SOLDIERS' and SAILORS' MONUMENT UNDER CONSTRUCTION ON RIVERSIDE DRIVE IN NEW YORK CITY NEW YORK PHOTO IN 1901. THOMAS DWYER of (CULLEN & DWYER) WAS THE BUILDER OF THE TEMPLE.
YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE HIS NAME ON THE SIDE OF THE CONSTRUCTION SITE OFFICE BUILDING (THOMAS DWYER BUILDER) AT THE WORK SITE'S BASE TO THE RIGHT OF THE TEMPLE BASE IN THE IMAGE. YOU CAN ALSO SEE A CONSTRUCTION WORKER, WOOD BARRELS, HOISTS, COVERED ARCHITECTURAL SCULPTURES, AND OTHER WORK SITE MATERIAL. This temple-like monument located along Riverside Drive at West 89th Street commemorates Union Army soldiers and sailors who served in the Civil War. The plinths that stand atop the south stair list the New York volunteer regiments that served during the war, as well as the Union generals and the battles they led. Commissioned by the State of New York in 1893, the competition was held in 1897 and the first stone was laid in January 1900, with Governor Theodore Roosevelt officiating.
On Memorial Day 1902 (then called'Decoration Day'), the monument was unveiled following a parade of Civil War veterans up Riverside Drive to the site. SHARP FOCUSED WITH VERY GOOD CONTRAST. ON THE REVERSE PERIOD PENCILED DETAIL ATTRIBUTION. OUTER PHOTO'S DIMENSIONS: 3" x 4 9/16". This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs".The seller is "topcat2001565758590" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.