This was rededicated as Gilbert-Perry Square and the monument was relocated to Capron Park.


This is how the arches  looked after construction.  The graceful shallow curves and proportions of the original have been distorted by the excavation of the roadway to allow all but the largest commercial trucks to pass. The addition of electric railway lines and supports, further diminish the elegant and functional look of the original scene. 

The square has been home to a gazebo for at least 100 years as seen in these photos that also show the railroad crossing at grade level. The long arms needed to reach across the wide roadway can be seen in the raised position.

4th of July Celebration 1969