Restore the Doughboy

$22,900 of $25,500 goal

Raised by 33 people in 34 months
Barbara Saverino
on behalf of Northern Liberties Neighbors Association
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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Hello -
As we celebrate Memorial weekend, we thank all who have served our country.
We are working with Amvets and the City of Philadelphia and will have news to share shortly regarding timeline and completion. Thank you also to those who have generously contributed to the campaign - we have reached our goal for the renovation and restoration of the statue ($4,500). Additional funds are appreciated for future maintenance of the statue and park. Thank you
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$22,900 of $25,500 goal

Raised by 33 people in 34 months
Created June 28, 2016
Barbara Saverino
on behalf of Northern Liberties Neighbors Association
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Penn Treaty Special Services District
23 months ago (Offline Donation)
Warren Wilson
29 months ago

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

Steve Hach
31 months ago

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

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