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After World War I, the citizens of Lawrenceville, a neighborhood in the East End of Pittsburgh, wanted a monument to honor the soldiers from their community. The Doughboy symbolizes the footmen that were in the heat of battle. The bronze figure is outfitted with a helmet, armed with a rifle, and carrying ammunition. An honor roll of Lawrenceville soldiers wraps around the base of the monument.
The plaque below the soldier reads:
In memory and honor of those who made the supreme sacrifice and of the service men of the World War 1917 – 1918
Erected by the people of the 5th Zone 6th Ward
Allen George Newman (1875-1940) was a sculptor from New York. He studied at the National Academy of Design and spent his career creating figurative work and medals.