Monuments at City Hall - 2018
Photographed and Reported by Jim Gerrish
It has been several years since I
recorded the monuments around City Hall in East Orange. This
Veterans Day (11/11/18) the weather was cold but beautiful, and
since the Veterans' ceremony was taking place inside City Hall
instead of at the monument, I spent my time retracing the steps
around the block to update the status of the many monuments
The last time I photographed on Veterans Day
was in 2016: HERE.
The Lincoln Statue, surrounded by flags.
Around the corner to the left of City Hall, is
the site of the Centennial Tree Memorial, dedicated to Nurse
Clara Maass. This was how it looked in 2010. In 2012, the original tree was removed. The above tree
is a recent replacement. Notice that no one has repaired the
flagstone pavement in all that time, but the brass plaque has
been cleaned of the painted graffiti.
Around the corner on New Street, behind City Hall, is the small
memorial to Mary Dudley Hussey first photographed by me in 2010 HERE.
Finally, to the right of City
Hall and in front of the Main Post Office, is the Senior
Garden which looks cleaner than it did when I
"discovered" it in 2010. The
city seems to have given up on making it an actual garden, but
instead has provided two large planters.
Previous Veterans Day Reports:
2011 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016