City of New Rochelle press release:
The restoration of three significant monuments adorning the east and west entranceways to the City’s central business district will be celebrated at a ceremony on Wednesday, July 1 at 11:00 a.m. at the World War I monument, Faneuil Park, at the East Junction of Main and Huguenot Streets. In case of inclement weather the ceremony will be held on Thursday, July 2 at 11:30 a.m.
The Soldier’s Monument (1895), Eliza and Dr. Peter Moulton Memorial (1914) and World War I Memorial (1921) had each suffered considerably through the decades from soiling and moderate decay. The Monument Restoration Project was approved by the Council in 2008 and began in March 2009 under the direction of the Department of Public Works. Ben D’Onofrio, Construction Engineer, was assigned as the Project Manager. The preservation assessment was performed by Jablonski Building Conservation and restoration work was accomplished by Archa Technologies and Steve Tatti. The total cost of the project is estimated to be approximately $100,000.
“Our monuments commemorate the extraordinary sacrifices made by generations of New Rochelleans to advance the cause of freedom throughout the world,” said Mayor Noam Bramson. “They are also wonderful examples of artistry that lend grace and beauty to their surroundings.”