I drive by this eyesore on Independence Ave. everyday. I never knew what it was...I just knew it was fugly.
(as always, click the pics to embiggen!)
I finally decided to stop and investigate.
The main inscription says
"Memorial to Veterans of the World War"
Now, I can't tell if by "Inter City" they mean the Greater Metro Area, or the Inner City. But whichever group of veterans they are referring to, the fact that The Powers That Be would let it lapse into such a sorry-ass state of delapidation for so long is an insult to the very veterans it is supposed to honor.
"Inter City District"
I mean, look at this...
It kind of looks like an active construction site, but I have never, ever seen anyone working on it. For at least 3 years, it has looked exactly the same.
Let me give you an analogy.
If you go to a restaurant and don't leave a tip for the waiter, he can rationalize it. Maybe you never give tips. Maybe you forgot. Maybe it's a religious thing.
But if you leave him a fucking nickle...that sends a message.
Letting this memorial to WWI and WWII veterans languish in decay sends a message.
Who ever owns and "maintains" this memorial needs to fix this disgrace immediately.