I live uptown Manhattan this monument is located in Broadway and St. Nicholas Avenue, between 167th and 168th Streets. This is a representative monument of Manhattan of these three man where was this impressive monument stands at the apex of Mitchell Square, the memorial’s central image, was created by the esteemed sculptor and art patron Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney who was born on the 1875 and died in 1942. The meanings of this status is a three figure group in bronze depicting two soldiers, one kneeling and one standing, who support a third slumping comrade in battle. This monument was dedicated on May 30, 1922 to honors those men from the adjacent communities in northern Manhattan of Washington Heights and Inward who gave their lives while serving their country in World War I.
The parkland is named for John Perry Mitchell (1879–1918), a reform mayor, and also the youngest in New York City’s history, who was killed during a flight training accident in World War I. In 1998 the monument was fully restored, and a long-missing bayonet replicated, as part of an overall renovation to the park funded by Council Member Guillermo Linares included landscaping and the installation of a black wrought-iron fence and new benches. In 1999, the sculpture and base of the war memorial were cleaned, the patina replaced, protective coating applied, and a damaged bayonet was restored. Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), 26th President of the United States, wrote of this park’s namesake, “No stauncher American, no abler and more disinterested public servant, and no finer natural soldier than Perry Mitchell was to be found in all our country.”