World War I Memorial (Atlantic City, New Jersey)

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World War I Memorial
WWI Memorial Atlantic City b.JPG
Liberty in Distress by Frederick W. MacMonnies
World War I Memorial (Atlantic City, New Jersey) is located in Atlantic County, New Jersey
World War I Memorial (Atlantic City, New Jersey)
Location within Atlantic County. Inset: Location of Atlantic County within New Jersey.
World War I Memorial (Atlantic City, New Jersey) is located in New Jersey
World War I Memorial (Atlantic City, New Jersey)
World War I Memorial (Atlantic City, New Jersey) (New Jersey)
World War I Memorial (Atlantic City, New Jersey) is located in the United States
World War I Memorial (Atlantic City, New Jersey)
World War I Memorial (Atlantic City, New Jersey) (the United States)
LocationO'Donnell Parkway, S. Albany and Ventnor Avenues, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Coordinates39°21′5″N 74°27′19″W / 39.35139°N 74.45528°W / 39.35139; -74.45528Coordinates: 39°21′5″N 74°27′19″W / 39.35139°N 74.45528°W / 39.35139; -74.45528
Arealess than one acre
Built1922
ArchitectDiebitch, Emil, Inc.; MacMonnies, F.
Architectural styleGreek Temple
NRHP reference #81000388[1]
NJRHP #407[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPAugust 28, 1981
Designated NJRHPJuly 2, 1981
View from the southeast

The World War I Memorial is located in Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. The memorial was built in 1922, and added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 28, 1981.[1][2]

The rotunda houses a 9-foot (2.7 m) bronze statue titled Liberty in Distress by Frederick W. MacMonnies.

Inside the rotunda there are four medallions (Army, Navy, Marines, and Aviation) that alternate around the circumference of the frieze.  The names of battles in which Atlantic City soldiers fought are inscribed upon the architrave.[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Atlantic County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. October 25, 2010. p. 2. Retrieved November 16, 2010.
  3. ^ "Monument explorer - World War I Centennial - Results from #120". ww1sandbox.com. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  4. ^ "Atlantic City : Liberty in Distress Monument - Atlantic City (Memorial, New Jersey, 100 Cities - 100 Memorials) - World War I Centennial". www.worldwar1centennial.org. Retrieved 2018-12-01.