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Staten Island in Richmond County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pleasant Plains Memorial

 
 
Pleasant Plains Memorial plaque image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 27, 2013
1. Pleasant Plains Memorial plaque
Inscription.  
In Memoriam
To the soldiers and sailors of the Fifth Ward who made the supreme sacrifice.
Heroic Dead
George C. Androvette – Philip P. Glismann
Walton U. Beauvais – Alonzo Herbstreet
Martin O. Brown – Clarence Klinger
Thomas Cavallo – Peter Massey
Martin L. Deitz – John W. O’Meara Jr.
John L. Gardner – Almer G. Russell
Elwood LaForge Smith
Erected by the Citizens of the Fifth Ward in Honor of the Soldiers and Sailors who Served their Country in the World War of 1914 – 1918.

480 Names of servicemen on the three remaining plaques.
 
Erected 1923 by Citizens of the Fifth Ward.
 
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
 
Location. 40° 31.437′ N, 74° 12.965′ W. Marker is in Staten Island, New York, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of Pleasant Plains Avenue and Amboy Road, in the median on Pleasant Plains Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Pleasant Plains Plaza, Staten Island NY 10309, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Pleasant Plains Plaza and Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 28, 2020
2. Pleasant Plains Plaza and Memorial
markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 5910 Amboy Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); In Loving Memory of Sister Mary Ann (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rev. John C. Drumgoole. (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Church of Saint Joachim – Saint Ann (approx. 0.9 miles away); CYO Memorial Tree (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Bells of the Church of Saints Joachim and Ann (approx. 0.9 miles away); St. Elizabeth’s (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mount Loretto History (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staten Island.
 
Regarding Pleasant Plains Memorial.
The NYCP&R plaque gives an abbreviated history of the statue's colorful past.

"The original monument by Tottenville resident George Brewster (1862-1943) was dedicated on June 9, 1923. It was damaged twice by vehicles and later stolen. The present sculpture was replicated from historic photographs by Glen M. Hines, cast by Modern Art Foundry and reset in this larger and more secure site."

An earlier Parks "green" marker gave a more comprehensive history, but it is no longer there.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pleasant Plains Memorial. Official NYCP&R description. (Submitted on September 5, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Pleasant Plains Plaza. The full text of the missing NYCP&R "green" marker. (Submitted on September 5, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Pleasant Plains Memorial Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 24, 2017
3. Pleasant Plains Memorial Plaza
with the now-missing NYC Parks "green" marker.
 
 
Pleasant Plains Memorial (front) image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 27, 2013
4. Pleasant Plains Memorial (front)
Pleasant Plains Memorial (back) image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 28, 2020
5. Pleasant Plains Memorial (back)
featuring the WWI style "tin hat".
NYCP&R dedication marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 27, 2013
6. NYCP&R dedication marker
With the abbreviated site history, this is unusual for its marble setting.
Pleasant Plains Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 27, 2013
7. Pleasant Plains Memorial
Right side plaque.
Pleasant Plains Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 27, 2013
8. Pleasant Plains Memorial
Rear plaque.
Pleasant Plains Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 27, 2013
9. Pleasant Plains Memorial
Left side plaque.
Pleasant Plains Memorial image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia, unknown
10. Pleasant Plains Memorial
The original car magnet setting.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on September 5, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on September 5, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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