DID YOU KNOW: The monument dedicated to Joan of Arc in Riverside Park (at West 91st Street) was the first public sculpture in New York City dedicated to a non-fictional woman.
DID YOU KNOW: The position of repose in which the woman rests at the Ida Straus memorial, in Straus Park, is almost physically impossible to mimic. At the very least, it sure isn’t comfortable!
|Michele Bogart welcomes the group at the Soldiers & Sailors Monument.|
Yesterday evening, friends of LANDMARK WEST! gathered in Riverside Park to tour a selection of monuments and memorials. Led by Jean Parker Phifer and Michele Bogart, the group of curious urban explorers discovered the lesser-known details of five works of public art:
Soldiers & Sailors Monument, Riverside Park at West 89th Street
Sculptor: Paul E. Duboy
Architect: Charles & Arthur Stoughton
Firemens’ Memorial, Riverside Park at West 100th Street
|Sculptural grotesque from the Firemens’ Memorial.|