Wars of America


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Wars of America

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This sculpture was commemorated on Memorial Day of 1926, eight years after World War I ended, but its intent was broadened to honor all of America's war dead. It is situated in Military park and is the work of the renowned sculptor John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum (Gutzon Borglum). This group sculpture composed of forty-two figures and two horses, all casted in bronze in Florence, was commissioned by a prominent Newark businessman, Hoagland Van Horn, who is also featured in the complex as a Civil War veteran.

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1926

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Bibliography

Gordon, Mark W., and Anthony Schuman, editors. Newark Landmark Treasures: A Guide to the Landmark Buildings, Parks, Public Art & Historic Districts in New Jersey’s Metropolis. Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee, 2016, p. 79.

National Register of Historic Places, Wars of America, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, National Register #94001257

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This Item Is Part Of Item: Military Park
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