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Trask Memorial to get overhaul

Saratoga Springs, foundation to join forces on $500K project

Anthony "Skip" Scirocco, Saratoga Springs Commissioner of Public Works talks about the restoration campaign on The Spirit of Life & Spencer Trask Memorial located at Congress Park in Saratoga Springs on Friday morning.  At right is Samantha Bosshart, Executive Director of the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation. The restoration of the memorial is a joint project by the City of Saratoga Springs and the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Anthony "Skip" Scirocco, Saratoga Springs Commissioner of Public Works talks about the restoration campaign on The Spirit of Life & Spencer Trask Memorial located at Congress Park in Saratoga Springs on Friday morning. At right is Samantha Bosshart, Executive Director of the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation. The restoration of the memorial is a joint project by the City of Saratoga Springs and the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation.
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At first glance, the iconic Spirit of Life statue seems to echo the splendor of the city. Commissioned in 1913 by Katrina Trask to honor the legacy of her late husband, Spencer, the majestic bronze statue presides over the serenity of Congress Park. Its wings and outstretched arms are striking enough that it almost obscures the rest of the tree-lined Trask Memorial. In a sense, the beauty of Daniel Chester French’s statue helps hide elements ...


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