Day 786

Washington Heights-Inwood War Memorial

February 23rd, 2014

Here we are again at this World War I memorial sculpted by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art. The surrounding park, Mitchel Square, is named for John Purroy Mitchel, the former NYC mayor who, after joining the Army's aviation service during World War I, fell out of his plane on a training flight and plummeted to his death.

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