On March 12, 1913 a Newark statute went into effect wherein "All questions concerning the location and architectural design of any work of art, statue, or any other memorial within such city, shall be referred to the City Plan Commission for its consideration and report before final action is taken thereon."
Charles Cummings wrote about Newark's 'historical artifacts' from the 1,200-pound bronze 'Hiker' monument at McKinley Circle to the engine that once powered the Jackson Street Bridge:
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