July 19, 2011 |

City seeking help to locate war monuments

Pittsburgh residents are being called on to help complete the City's inventory of war monuments and memorials.

In addition to the city's current list of more than 90 war monuments, the City's Department of Public Works and City Planning is coordinating the effort by asking community members to help in identifying other neighborhood memorials by complete a War Monument Identification form at http://www.pittsburgh pa.gov/dcp/warmonuments/.

War monuments could be objects such as a memorial, honor roll, artwork, or monument pertaining to any war or individuals who served in a war, including plaques, free-standing sculpture, and/or free-standing stone or bronze monuments.

The city is asking residents complete the online or paper form and return the form to the Public Art Manager by close of business, Thursday, Sept. 1, either by digital form, fax, email, or hardcopy.

Once information is received from the public, location and condition data will be integrated into a database to create the complete inventory. Then, city staff will perform on-site condition evaluations of each piece and a professional conservator will provide a long-term maintenance plan for these pieces.

This citywide project has been created and will be completed in collaboration with the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, the Senator John Heinz History Center, the Northside Leadership Conference and the help of the veterans and community organizations throughout the city.

For more information, contact Morton Brown, Public Art Manager, at 412-255-8996 or morton.brown@ city.pittsburgh.pa.us.

For more information and images of city-owned artworks and other demographic information by neighborhood, visit www.pghsnap. com.

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