Throughout the Bronx, neighborhoods have erected memorials to those who have served in various wars and conflicts ranging from the Civil War to the Gulf War. According to the AIA Guide to New York City, the Bronx County War Memorial(1925) is: "One of the handsomest and best maintained monuments in the entire city." Located in Pelham Bay Park at Shore Road and the Bruckner Expressway, the monument is a 75 foot Corinthian column which supports an 18 foot bronze Winged Victory resting on an 18 foot Vermont marble pedestal. At the time it was erected, the site was referred to as the "World War I Memorial Grove in Pelham Bay Park." The architect of the monument was John J. Sheridan, the sculptor was Belle Kinney. The Memorial was dedicated to the country's sons who died during World War I and the site was planted with rows of several hundred trees to approximate the traditional headstones of a military cemetery. 

Westchester Square World War Memorial, is in Owen F. Dolan Park at the juncture of East Tremont and Westchester Avenues. The memorial "To perpetuate in grateful remembrance the sacrifice, heroism and devotion of the men and women of the old town of Westchester who in the World War answered the call of their country that justice and righteousness should not perish" is further inscribed on the south and north sides of the memorial: "They died in the service of their country" followed by an alphabetical list of those who died in World War I. On the west side of the memorial are listed the battles at which these heroes fell. The granite pylon was dedicated in 1925 by the people of Westchester. 

In 1968 the statue of the Bronx River Soldier was rescued from relative obscurity when it was rediscovered in a warehouse. The statue, originally located in the middle of the Bronx River, at Gunhill Road, had been moved to make way for the construction of the Bronx River Parkway. 

Taken from its original site, the statue was virtually forgotten, until an investigation was undertaken by Bert Sack, president and organizer of the Civil War Committee affiliated with the Bronx Historical Society. When found, the statue was considered to be beyond repair due to its years of exposure outdoors. With the assistance of the late Charles Augustoni, head of mausoleum repairs at Woodlawn Cemetery, the statue was restored, and in 1970 was relocated to the grounds of the Bronx Historical Society where it currently occupies a place of distinction. 

Located at the southern end of Van Cortlandt Park, and to the rear of the Van Cortlandt Mansion, is William Clarke Noble's statue of Josiah Porter. Executed in bronze, the sculpture is a realistic, freestanding work that pays homage to Porter's career as a soldier and patriot. The lofty representation is depicted in military dress, and stands upon a decorative six foot granite base appointed with "eggplant and dart relief motifs." The placement of the sculpture in this particular park is appropriate, as it is said that the area had been used as a site for military maneuvers during the mid to late nineteenth century. 



Other war memorials throughout the Bronx include:


Raymond Barger

Parkchester Memorial and Fountain
dedicated in 1940 
granite and bronze 
7' x 51" x 20.5" 
Metropolitan Avenue and 
Unionport Road 
City of New York 
Parks and Recreation


Jerome Connor

Bronx World War Memorial, 1925 
bronze and granite 
14' 10" x 7' 
Mosholu Parkway
Hull and Perry Avenues 
City of New York 
Parks and Recreation


Aymar Embury II
Hunts Point War Memorial
installed 1936 
granite, steel and base 
Crames Square 
City of New York 
Parks and Recreation


John Grignola

Bronx River Soldier
ca. 1909 
granite, 5' 9" x 3' x 2' 
Valentine-Varian House Park 
3266 Bainbridge Avenue 
City of New York 
Parks and Recreation


Max Hansle

Washington Bridge 
World War Memorial, 
bronze statue on a granite pedestal 
165th Street and Ogden Avenue 
City of New York 
Parks and Recreation

Charles Keck
Spanish War Memorial, 1919 
granite and bronze, 31' high 
137th Street at Third Avenue
City of New York 
Parks and Recreation


Belle Kinney

The Bronx County War Memorial, 1925,
Corinthian column, limestone and marble/bronze statue 
111' x 163' x 82' 
Pelham Bay Park and Shore Road 
City of New York 
Parks and Recreation


Menconi Brothers

Bronx Local Board #2 
World War Memorial
139th Street and Third Avenue
City of New York 
Parks and Recreation


Rudy Macina

Peace Memorial Plaza

Peace Plaza, 1989 
five granite tombstones 
Pelham Parkway at 
Williamsbridge Road 
City of New York 
Parks and Recreation


William Clark Noble

Josiah Porter, 1902 
granite and bronze, 
14' x 8' 3" x 8' 3" 
Van Cortlandt Park
Broadway and 245th Street 
City of New York 
Parks and Recreation


James Novelli

Clason Point War Memorial, 1928 
granite and bronze 
Woodrow Wilson Square 
Soundview and Patterson Avenues 
City of New York 
Parks and Recreation


John Oakman

Westchester Square 
World War Memorial
1925, granite 
Owen Dolan Park 
East Tremont Avenue at 
Westchester Square 
City of New York 
Parks and Recreation


Anton Schaaf

Colonel Frank Hines Memorial, 1930 
bronze and marble 
Franklin Avenue at 167th Street 
City of New York 
Parks and Recreation


Charles W. Stoughton

7th Draft Board War Memorial, 1924 
granite, 20" x 9' 5" (diameter) 
219th Street and 
Bronx River Parkway 
City of New York 
Parks and Recreation


Tiffany Studios
Untitled, ca. 1928 
carved oak and gold leaf 
37" x 47" 
Morris High School, auditorium 
Boston Post Road and 166th Street

War Memorial Gate, 1920 
Fordham University 
Fordham Road and Southern Blvd.