01 view west of boulder with new plaque on fence
02 view east of boulder with original plaque; Pier A beyond
03 detail of orignal plaque
04 detail of modern plaque on fence
|Title||Color photos, 4, of boulder with 2 plaques commemorating U.S. Army Port of Embarkation at Hoboken in WWI; 1st St. & Frank Sinatra Dr., Hoboken, Apr. 14, 2012.|
|Collection||Hoboken Buildings & Real Estate Collection|
|Description||Color photographs, four, of a boulder with two plaques commemorating the U.S. Army Port of Embarkation at Hoboken in World War I; First St. and Frank Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, April 14, 2012. |
Digital images only. Photographs taken by Museum staff. Tiffs media archive.
01 view west (up First St.) of the boulder with a modern plaque on fence
--- note the Veterans Plaza street name sign at the left, southwest corner of Newark St. & Frank Sinatra Drive.
02 view east of boulder with original plaque; Pier A is seen beyond
03 detail of original 1925 plaque on the west side
04 detail of modern 1978 plaque on fence, east side
Boulder monument with tablet was first placed in 1925 (it has been moved over the years, see below.) Text on tablet reads:
Dedicated to the Valiant American Expeditionary Forces Who Embarked From This Port to Participate in the World War 1917-1918.
Erected by Hoboken Assembly, Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus, May 30, 1925.
The modern bronze plaque is from 1978 and was done by the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders. It is mounted on the east side of a black metal fence that surrounds the boulder except on the west side.
Officially known as World War One Memorial Tablet. Original location was Pier 4 near River Street (circa Fourth St.) It was located on River St. near Pier B, between 2nd and 3rd Sts. in 1976. It was moved to its present location ca. 2002-2003 with the completion of the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway in this area.
|Year Range from||2012|
|Year Range to||2012|
|Search Terms||World War I|
| ||World War One Memorial Tablet|
| ||First St.|
| ||Frank Sinatra Drive|
| ||Port of Embarkation|
| ||U.S. Army|
| ||Board of Chosen Freeholders|
| ||Veterans Plaza|
|Caption||01 view west of boulder with new plaque on fence|
|Classification||Monuments & Statues|
|Image||01 view west of boulder with new plaque on fence|
| ||02 view east of boulder with original plaque; Pier A beyond|
| ||03 detail of orignal plaque|
| ||04 detail of modern plaque on fence|