The nation’s first official monument is back in place after three and a half months of 21st-century restoration on stone and marble that took 10 years to fabricate and deliver in the 18th century.
The monument, on the outside wall of St. Paul’s Chapel in Lower Manhattan, honored an all-but-forgotten colonial general, Richard Montgomery, who died in battle early in the Revolutionary War. The restoration team went to work in mid-April, dismantling the monument, which is made of limestone and three types of marble.
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