Cross posted from My Central New York
Fayette Park's Other Firefighter: The Philip Eckel Monument
by Samuel D. Gruber
Continuing the theme of Syracuse Firefighters, begun with the recent posts about Engine House Number 10 and the Hamilton White Monument, it is time to give some consideration to the Philip Eckel Monument, also now situated in Fayette Firefighters Memorial Park, but once proudly displayed at an important intersection on the city's Northside, in the heart of what was once a strong German immigrant neighborhood, where it was dedicated in 1900.
The history of the Eckel monument is a good lesson on the history of local fame, immigrant pride, city traffic, and public taste. What was one of the most visible public monuments in Syracuse is now hidden away among the foliage of Fayette Park.
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