Astoria receives money for Doughboy repairs

Astoria landed more money to help repair a World War I monument damaged by a car crash last year.

The Astoria Parks and Recreation Department announced Thursday it had received a $17,190 grant from the heritage and community programs of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The grant will pay for documenting the Doughboy Monument’s terra cotta tile roof and replacing the roof tiles.

The state awarded five grants totaling $150,000 for projects across the state. The funding is intended to provide funding assistance for the construction and restoration of veterans’ and war memorials.

The Doughboy Monument is located at the intersection of Marine Drive and Columbia Avenue in Uniontown and commemorates soldiers who fought in World War I.

The city received a $12,000 grant from the State Historic Preservation Office last year to restore the west restroom, patch exterior cracks, repaint the structure, repair the flat roof and refurbish the flag pole.