- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Restoration work is scheduled to begin next year on a historic American Revolution monument located next to the Hudson Valley home that served as George Washington’s headquarters at the end of the war.

Officials with the Palisades Parks Conservancy say bidding opened Wednesday for the estimated $1.5 million project planned for the Tower of Victory in the city of Newburgh.

The joint New York-New Jersey organization launched its “Save the Tower” campaign in September 2012 to raise fund to restore the stone structure to its original appearance.

Dedicated in 1887, the tower is the nation’s only monument commemorating the peace that came at the end of the Revolutionary War. It’s located at the Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site overlooking the Hudson River.

Restoration is expected to begin in the spring.

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