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Jewish Tercentenary Memorial

By Carl C. Mose
Category: Sculpture


Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Carl Mose was an art professor at Saint Louis University. He died in New Windsor, Maryland, in 1973. The monument Jewish Tercentenary Memorial celebrates the First Amendment right of freedom of religion in honor of the 300th anniversary of the first Jewish settlement. A large flagpole rests on a stone base, cast in the shape of an ocean wave. The stone features low-reliefs of significant biblical verses and a replica of the ship on which the first Jews came to New Amsterdam in 1654. In 1989, private donors oversaw a complete renovation of the monument, which included raising it about six feet off the ground and building a terraced granite base.

Dimensions: 10′ x 20′ x 10′
Year Completed: 1956
Material: Limestone with bronze plaques
Owner: City of St. Louis
Donor: Jewish First Tercentenary Committee

*Photo Courtesy of Forest Park Forever.

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