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Another Wonderful WPA project

The Works Progress Administration was part of FDR's New Deal programs. One of the project was to employ artist to create community artistic projects. Light Dispelling Darkness... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Robert S
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Lawrence, Kansas
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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Works Progress Administration was part of FDR's New Deal programs. One of the project was to employ artist to create community artistic projects. Light Dispelling Darkness was created by Wayland Gregory who created this fascinating terra cotta fountain with an odd collection of figures who represent good and evil. It is definitely a unique piece of work that you... More 

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Thank Robert S
Edison, New Jersey
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a Beautiful Fountain with some very interesting artwork. While it would be nice if the Fountain was operational on a regular basis, I have seen it working. As the Township of Edison does not have a vast amount of Statuary, this is welcome and liekly the finest Open Air Artwork in the Area

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Thank ExplorerWHP
Edison, New Jersey
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I love this park and this monument. It is a gem for Edison. My parents took a picture by this on their wedding day. Now my kids enjoy this wonderful place. Come enjoy and come back again!

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Thank KevinsGirls
Edison, New Jersey
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is a mystery place. Very few people know about this place. t is nice place surrounded by park. Though it is in middle of nosiy area, the place isquiet

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Thank harishkb
Woodbridge, New Jersey
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Roosevelt Park is located on Route 1 South in Edison, New Jersey. It's a small park bordering the Menlo Park Mall so traffics is an issue on some days. The picture here shows a globe on the edge of the park which dates back to the 1940's. There are two places where there are swings, some tennis courts, ice-skating rink... More 

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1 Thank Bonita B
New Jersey
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261 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015

A unique fountain in a nice park. Very intricate details. Was renovated a few years back but already showing wear. Definitely worth a stop when in the area. Also a nice veterans memorial nearby.

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Madison, WI
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49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2015

This is a classic Weird New Jersey location. The fountain was in disrepair the entire time I lived there (1960-83), was renovated and working, and now seems to have falled into disrepair again. Still well worth a short detour into the park.

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2 Thank MattRMadison_WI
Port Charlotte, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2013

This is a renovated Waylande Gregory statue from the depression era. It is a series of fountains and sculptures that are bizarre to say the least. It has been renovated but not kept up. It is in beautiful Roosevelt Park which offers lots of amenities. This exhibit is worth the walk. There is also a veterans memorial there.

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