4. Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument

OHNY Hudson River Architectural Tour NYC Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Monument

The Manhattan Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Monument is inspired by the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates in Athens. It was built to commemorate Union Army soldiers and sailors who served in the American Civil War. Located at West 89th Street and Riverside Drive, it was designed by the Stoughton brothers and remains a relic of the City Beautiful Movement. When the first stone was laid in 1900, Theodore Roosevelt (then governor) officiated the ceremony. The monument was landmarked in 1976.