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Monuments & Memorials

Unique, artist-designed, commemorative works that are owned by non-Town agencies (e.g. schools, libraries, or non-profit organizations) are documented in this inventory category.  However, monuments and memorials that lack a substantial, unique, artistic component are NOT listed here. 

For information on the many historical monuments not included in this Public Art Inventory, contact the Office of the Town Historian, the Huntington Historical Society, or other local historical societies. 

Title:  Civil War Memorial

Artist(s):  A. Klaber

Year of Creation:  1895

Medium:  Carved stone

Approx. Dimensions (HxWxD):  72 x 24 x 24 in.

Description:  Representational figure of a uniformed Civil War soldier standing, with musket at rest, atop a rough-hewn base. 

Markings/Inscriptions:  "Dulce et Decorum est Pro Patria Mori.  1861-1865"

Hamlet:  Huntington Village

Street/Site Location:  Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Bldg., 225 Main St.

Owner/Administrator:  Huntington Historical Society

Title:  Yellowbird

Artist(s):  John Lefkow

Year of Creation:  Circa 1970

Medium:  Welded bronze

Approx. Dimensions (HxWxD):  72 x 60 x 48 in.

Description:  Crisp, abstract, curved wing forms soar gracefully from a related vertical form.

Markings/Inscriptions:  "In memory of Mary Ashley Zimmerman. 'Yellowbird' February 19, 1958 - June 8, 1970. 
Nothing Gold Can Stay
Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
                    - Robert Frost

Hamlet:  West Neck

Street/Site Location:  Southdown Elementary School, Brownes Rd.

Owner/Administrator:  Huntington Union Free School District