Private Donor Funds Restoration of Firemen’s Memorial

Firemen's Memorial to be restored

Photo by Pburka via Wikimedia Commons

A private donor has supplied the Riverside Park Conservancy with funds to make critical repairs to The Firemen’s Memorial, located at 100th Street in Riverside Park.

The funds will provide the equipment and supplies needed to clean, repoint, and repair the monument.

The Firemen’s Memorial was built in 1913 and has since undergone extensive repairs twice: once in the 1930s and again in the 1990s. Today, the 108-year-old monument is again in need of restoration work to preserve it for future generations. NYC Parks’ January 2021 assessment revealed water and lime damage as well as cracking on the structure, factors which will compound over time to cause significant deterioration if left unattended.

The memorial is the site, each October, of the Fire Department’s annual memorial event honoring firefighters who have died in the line of duty.

The project will begin after the FDNY holds its 24th Annual Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony at the monument on October 5.

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