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.
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- Penn Treaty Special Services District
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