The Austrian Cannon Has Returned

the Rochesteriat

the Rochesteriat

Congratulations to the City of Rochester, the Italian Community of Rochester, the Washington Square Park Community Association,  the Military History Society of Rochester, and all the citizens of our City that made this project a reality.

The Rochesteriat

The Rochesteriat

Up until a year ago, the Austrian Cannon was laying in a City warehouse in a state of decay...and back in August of 2015 the Cannon returned to its post for a brief minute, long enough to capture this picture above. 

the Rochesteriat

the Rochesteriat

On November 9th, the refurbished Cannon was restored to its original home in the Park just in time to celebrate and honor Veteran's Day, dedicated especially for those that fought and served in World War I. 

The Cannon now has been given new life by the joint efforts of (pictured above from L-R): Chuck Baylis, Mitch Rowe, Carolee Conklin, Elaine Spaull, Christine Ridarsky, Norman Jones, Mario Danielle, and other leaders throughout the community.

the Rochesteriat

the Rochesteriat

Pictured above is the Cannon as it was tarped early on in the day before the 2pm unveiling and re-dedication ceremony. Turned out to be a beautiful, fall day in the Washington Square Park....

the Rochesteriat

the Rochesteriat

...leaders pulled back the tarp to unveil the beautifully restored piece...

the Rochesteriat

the Rochesteriat

the Rochesteriat

the Rochesteriat

The wheels are exact replicas of the original Cannon had (seen above), and in much better condition to honor our Veterans that have fought and served to keep our great Nation free. 


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