Restore the Doughboy

$4,500 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 32 people in 10 months
Barbara Saverino
on behalf of Northern Liberties Neighbors Association
 PHILADELPHIA, PA
Northern Liberties Neighbors Association (NLNA) is raising money to restore and renovate the Doughboy statue and maintain the park located at 2nd & Spring Garden Streets.

We are working with Kreilick Conservation LLC and the City of Philadelphia on the restoration of the statue.

The Doughboy statue is located at Second and Spring Garden streets and honors soldiers (known as doughboys) from the community who served from the River Wards.

In 1981, residents of the Northern Liberties community
worked with the Office of Housing and Community Development to bring the statue back to its rightful home in our community.

The statue is a bronze figure of a WWI Doughboy in uniform with field pack, carrying a rifle with bayonet in his left hand. The sculpture was cast by Flour City Ornamental Iron Works of Minneapolis, MN. A plaque on the front of the granite pedestal reads: “IN MEMORY OF OUR BOYS OF THE SIXTH, ELEVENTH, AND TWELFTH WARDS WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR OF THE NATIONS, 1914 – 1918.” Additional plaques on the right and rear of the pedestal lists the names of soldiers from the area who served in WWI.

Your support will:
- Reproduce and install a bronze plaque with 400 names that was stolen,  restoring the complete listing of soldiers from our community
- Replicate and attach missing bayonet to the soldier's left hand riffle
- Clean and apply a protective covering on the complete statue
- Support the ongoing maintenance of the statue and the park

With your support we will restore the statue to its rightful place and honor those before us.  

Thank you.
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$4,500 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 32 people in 10 months
Created June 28, 2016
Barbara Saverino  
on behalf of Northern Liberties Neighbors Association
WW
$450
Warren Wilson
5 months ago

Can't wait to see this completed and thank you to all our veterans for your service

ER
$50
Engine 28 Pride of Port Richmond
6 months ago
JF
$25
Jack and Marianne Flynn
6 months ago
$20
Steve Hach
6 months ago

come on vets! gotta be enough in the hood to put this "over the top"!

$50
Anonymous
7 months ago
$500
Anonymous
7 months ago
GF
$35
Glenn Feldman
7 months ago
RL
$20
Robert Lange
7 months ago
JC
$100
John Cunningham
8 months ago
PM
$50
Patrick McLeroth
8 months ago
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