Pedestal Design for the Seventh Regiment Memorial in Central Park
Jacob Wrey Mould American, born England
Relates to a statue by John Quincy Adams Ward American
Not on view
This pedestal design relates to a memorial statue that stands in Central Park on West Drive near 69th Street. A bronze figure by John Quincy Adamds Ward honors Union soldiers from the Seventh New York Regiment killed in the Civil War. Mould was a British architect who moved to New York in 1852 and contributed many notable Central Park features such as the Belvedere Castle and decorative carvings on the Bethesda Terrace. His gothic conception for this pedestal was, however, not approved and eventually replaced with a more Roman conception by Richard Morris Hunt. Finished in 1869, the monument was not unveiled until 1874.