Monuments Data Dictionary
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Note: Hover over each column header for an explanation of each field.
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OrderField NameLongform NameDescriptionGeocodedRequiredData TypeExpected/Allowed ValuesLast Modified DateNo Longer In UseNotes
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1nameMonument NameOfficial name of the monumentPlain Text
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2fileorderFileorderThis is used for sorting monuments in Parks' nondigital archives. Generally, in the case of monuments named after people, the last name will come first.Plain Text
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3numberMonument NumberParks’ Monument database unique ID numberNumberInteger value
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4parkpropPark PropertyDenotes whether monument is on parkland. Y - Yes, N - No, O - Other (i.e. The Bronx Zoo, which is located on parkland, but operated by a non-Parks entity)Plain TextY, N, O
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5boroughBoroughFull name of the borough monument is inPlain Text
Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island
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6parknamePark NameOfficial park name in which monument is situated, if it is in a parkPlain Text
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7parknumberPark Property NumberUnique ID number of park in which monument is situated, if it is in a parkPlain TextThe first letter indicates the borough the park is in. M for Manhattan, X for Bronx, B for Brooklyn, Q for Queens, R for Staten Island
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8commboardCommunity BoardCommunity board monument is inNumber
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9councilCity Council DistrictCouncil district monument is inNumber
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10Site, locationLocationDescribes the location of the monumentPlain TextThese are stored in two separate but sometimes redundant fields in the database and have been concatenated here for clarity
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11extantExtantDenotes whether monument exists or not (i.e. Was stolen, broken etc.)Plain Text
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12dedicatedDedicatedDate or approximate date monument was dedicated, if known.Plain Text
A variety of date formats: Month DD, YYYY; Month YYYY; YYYY; ca. YYYY
Approximate dates are noted with "ca."
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13castCastDate or approximate date monument was cast, if known.Plain Text
A variety of date formats: Month DD, YYYY; Month YYYY; YYYY; ca. YYYY
Approximate dates are noted with "ca."
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14descripDescriptionPhysical description only, does not include materials, dimensions, condition, or inscriptions. Example: "group of one female and two male figures (heroic scale) on pedestal".Plain Text
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15dimenDimensionsDimensions of monumentPlain Text
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16sponsorSponsorFiscal sponsor who holds endowment fund (if monument was sponsored and the sponsor is known)Plain Text
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17materialsMaterialsMaterial composition of monumentPlain Text
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18foundryFoundryFoundry where monument was cast (if it was cast in a foundry and that foundry is known)Plain Text
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19fabricatorFabricatorFabricator of monument (if applicable)Plain Text
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20sculptorSculptorSculptor of monument (if applicable)Plain Text
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21architectArchitectArchitect of monument (if applicable).Plain Text
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22donorDonorDonor of monument (if applicable). In most cases this entry denotes the group or organization that sponsored the monument at the time of its inception.Plain Text
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23maintainMaintenance FundYes/No field indicating a maintenance endowment has been established for this monumentPlain Text
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24contractorContractor Donors who contributed to the maintenance fundPlain Text
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25inscribedInscriptionInscription on monument (if applicable)Plain Text
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27Name2Secondary NameSecondary or colloquial name for monument if applicablePlain Text
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28Name3Tertiary NameTertiary or colloquial name for monument if applicablePlain Text
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29MaintainedByParksMaintained by ParksIndicates whether or not the monument is maintained by parks. Y - Yes, N - NoPlain Text
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30InstallationInstallation dateDate monument was installedDate & Time
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31RededicationRededication dateWhen a monument is moved or undergoes significant restoration often times it is rededicated. This field denotes the full calendar date of rededication.Date & Time
YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS
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32CostCostOriginal cost, if more than one cost the original and replacement cost will be listed (ie. if monument was refabricated).Number
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33CategoriesCategoriesConcatenation of all subject categories monument fits in. Used to sort monuments on Parks website.Plain Text
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34XX CoordinateThe X coordinate of the monument for mapping purposes.Number5/20/2019Not all monuments in the database have been mapped - some will not have coordinates. Where they do exist, the coordinate units are Feet. The coordinate system is NAD83 / State Plane New York Long Island (ftUS) (EPSG:2263)
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35YY CoordinateThe Y coordinate of the monument for mapping purposes.Number5/20/2019Not all monuments in the database have been mapped - some will not have coordinates. Where they do exist, the coordinate units are Feet. The coordinate system is NAD83 / State Plane New York Long Island (ftUS) (EPSG:2263)
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