Workers Restore Downtown Watertown Monument
A centerpiece of downtown Watertown is getting a good scrubbing.
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Public Square is being cleaned up and restored.
Part of the job is putting a new sword in the hand of one of the statues to replace one that is missing.
The 50-foot monument was built in 1890 to honor Civil War veterans.
The workers say when they finish, it will look almost the same as it did 120 years ago.
"You can walk by it, like through here, you'll see a distinct difference in the color of it, you know, the fact that a lot of staining is off," said Ron Moore of Western Building Restoration.
"There'll be a little green, little hints of green," said Ezekiel Schladen, "but it'll predominantly be like a warm, brown color, very dark."
The workers anticipate finishing the monument in two or three weeks.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013, Watertown, NY
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