ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Eternal Light Flagstaff, 1924
Artworks: Installation

Artists
Paul Wayland Bartlett, Thomas Hastings
Collection
NYC Department of Parks and Recreation Art in the Parks
Materials
Bronze, granite
Dates
  • Constructed, 1924
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Description
This monumental flagstaff honors those victorious forces of the United States Army and Navy who were officially received at this site following the armistice and the conclusion of World War I. The monument was commissioned by Rodman Wanamaker at a cost of $25,000.

The massive stepped ornamental pedestal, made of Milford pink granite, is inscribed with dedicatory tributes to those who served their country in World War I, and lists also the names of significant battle sites. It was designed by...
NYC Parks
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Location
Madison Ave. & E. 25th St.
New York, NY 10010
United States

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