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Irvington, New York

A restoration of the extraordinary and priceless historic monument to the first of America’s most well known authors designed by Daniel Chester French, America’s leading sculptor at the time. The site was completed in 1927. The scope of preservation work included repairs and refurbishment of the bronze sculptures and pink granite stone, replacement of stone pavement, installation of new stone benches, protective bollards, and site lighting.

Sponsored by Irvington Landmarks Preservation Inc., a non-profit organization, architectural services for the project were performed pro bono in coordination with the Village of Irvington, the Department of Parks and Recreation, Save Outdoor Sculptures, and the New York State Historic Preservation Office. As a result of the restoration project, the Monument was listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

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