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100 Cities - 100 Memorials

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Memorial Inventory Project:  There is one other existing partial database to consult - The WWI Memorial Inventory Project [CLICK HERE]. It contains some memorials our map doesn't. The listings on this database are fair game for the Memorial Hunters Club. So if you want to search for treasure from your desk - find missing listings here and submit them. Remember though, you will need to come up with pictures and the history of the memorial. You might be able to hunt that down through www.Proquest.com and Google.

 

 

7100 Montgomery Road
45236 Silverton
OH
USA

This inscription on this plaque reads:

HONOR ROLL

1917-1919

Dedicated as a lasting tribute to the memory of our men who served the call of their country in the World War erected by the Citizens of Silverton, Ohio

William Altemeier • Andrew Binkley • Frank L. Binkley • Oliver W. Brate • Ralph N. Brown • Clifford J. Carroll • Earl E. Dwire • William J. Dwire - William R. Gould Jr. • Ralph l. Hines • George W. Hutchinson • Frank F. Kassner * • Elmer J. Keitz • E.A. Paul Meshan • Louis H. Meyers • Carl L. Phillips • John F. Pohlman • Eugene Speyer • Albert E. Sprague • Oliver V. Steinman • Fred H. Storch • William S. Thompson • Walter B. Todd • Albert M. Wagner • 

  • Memorial Hunters Club Submission: Hunter Allie
2105 Empire Road
80027 Louisville
CO
USA

This stone "Honor Roll" was erected in 1924 by a local women's club in memory of the citizens of Louisville, CO who served in the Great War.  Originally placed in front of the Louisville Town Hall, it is now located in the center of the Louisville Cemetery.  It lists the 95 men and one woman who served and who were from the Louisville area at the start of the war (a least 20 additional residents are known to have served in the war but were not listed on the monument at the time of its dedication).  Six of the men who served from Louisville died during the war, from illness or accident.

190 S. Main St
54935 Fond du Lac
WI
USA

This memorial consists of two maples trees planted at the entrance to the park on the Main Street side, plus a bronze marker honoring the veterans of World War I.  The marker reads: PLANTED TO COMMEMORATE THE SERVICES OF OUR MEN OF FOND DU LAC COUNTY IN THE WORLD WAR BY THE FOND DU LAC WOMEN'S CLUB 1930

  • Dedication Date: 1924
  • John Oscar Bunce
Van Neste Square, East Ridgewood Avenue
07450 Ridgewood
NJ
USA

World War I Memorial

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaque This memorial is dedicated to the Ridgewood citizens who died during World War I. It consists of a tall, fluted granite column with its lower face marked by a granite plaque and a bas-relief laurel wreath. The column sits atop a three-stepped granite base. On the front of the base is a plaque with the bas-relief bust of a man shown in right profile. The column is crowned by a bronze eagle with its head turned to the right & wings partially spread. The plaque includes an honor roll.  The memorial designer, John Oscar Bunce, was a New York-based architect & sculptor; he became known for his role in the planning and erection of new public and private buildings in Paterson following a devastating 1902 fire.  

  • Dedication Date: 2016
Veterans Memorial in Bicentennial Park
36507 Stockton
AL
USA

The inscription on the front side of the memorial reads:

World War I
1914 – 1918

Unites States Casualties
126,000 Killed - 234,000 Wounded

  • Memorial Hunters Club Submission: WVWanderer1863
Monument Park, Memorial Circle, State and Grove Streets
04330 Augusta
ME
USA

This large monument in honor of the men and women from Augusta who served during the Great War was erected in 1929. Frances Loring, a prominent Canadian Sculptor, was the artist who designed the memorial. Mr. and Mrs. George E. Macomber sponsored the memorial. The statue, of a uniformed soldier leaning against a cross, rests atop a granite base with plaques honoring those who served.

 

Manchester Town Hall, 3208 York St.
21102 Manchester
MD
USA

On the grounds of the town hall is a memorial dedicated to the local residents who served in WWI.

Adams Park
02131 Boston
MA
USA

On a vertical stone slab is a relief of a female figure in classical dress, holding a sword to her chest with one hand and a palm leaf in the other. There is a row of three stars above her head, and Army and Navy insignia are at her feet. She is flanked by low rectangular inscription slabs. This was sculpted hy Albert H. Atkins and erected in 1922 to honor the sons and daughters of Roslindale who served in WWI. A later inscription includes the veterans of the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

Main St.
02633 Chatham
MA
USA

On a stone boulder is a bronze spread-winged eagle sculpted by F. Ziegler and placed about 100 yards south of here in 1929. It is dedicated to the men of Chatham who served in WWI, and those who died in it are listed on a bronze plaque.

525 Grand Avenue
82070 Laramie
WY
USA

The Laramie World War I Memorial is an eagle-topped monument commemorating those from Albany County and the University of Wyoming who served in World War I, with a separate panel listing 32 men who gave their lives during the war. It was designed by Italian-born sculptor Giuseppe Moretti and was dedicated in October 1924. It stands on the corner of Ivinson Avenue and Sixth Street near the Albany County Courthouse.

Clinton St
54603 LaCrosse
WI
USA

World War I Memorial

100 Cities /100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaque LaCrosse's World War I Memorial, located in Veterans Freedom Park, was dedicated in October 2016.  It is one of a series of war memorials in the park that honor our nation's veterans.

  • Dedication Date: 1932
  • Charles Keck
Memorial Park, Freeway Drive
07018 East Orange
NJ
USA

Located in Memorial Park, this monument was designed by noted sculptor, Charles Keck.  The bronze sculpture is of a seated female figure representing Victory.  The flag-drapped woman holds a scroll with a list of names, & clutches a helmet at her side.

The memorial was erected with funds solicited from East Orange citizens and was dedicated on Armistice Day 1932. 

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ000243. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

R238
County Donegal
Ireland

This roadside memorial, unveiled in September 2021, pays homage to those who served at a World War I U.S. Army base in Inishowen, Donegal.

The Naval and Air Station at Ture, Quigley’s Point, was in operation for less than a year but served as a base for a number of attacks against the Germans and housed more than 400 servicemen (see photo of original army base in Pictures Gallery).

A number of local men helped with its construction from January, 1918. The station opened on September 3, 1918, and formally closed on February 22, 1919. During the operational life of the base a total of 27 patrol flights, 12 training flights and 9 test flights were made. Ten convoys were escorted, and two U-boats were attacked. Ten pilots, 10 ground officers and 432 enlisted men were attached to the base.

Local farmer, Gordon Rankin, on whose land the base was built, permitted the erection of three memorial plaques on the entrance to one of the fields that was used for the facility. To this day, the field contains the last remaining building of the base.

The plaques, on the main R238 road between Moville and Muff, give the details of the former base and operations of the five ‘Large America’ Curtiss flying boats that operated there. 

  • Memorial Hunters Club Submission: Laura Macaluso
110 River St
06460 Milford
CT
USA

This memorial consists of a bronze figure of a World War I soldier standing on a low bronze plinth resting on a two-stage granite base. He has his rifle resting over his right shoulder, and he carries two helmets and a knapsack on his back. On the base is a plaque depicting the profiles of a soldier and a sailor facing each other, grasping a wreath (see pictures gallery).  Joseph P. Pollia sculpted this memorial, which was dedicated in 1928 under the direction of American Legion Post 34.

  • Dedication Date: 1922
  • Memorial Hunters Club Submission: Donald Petry
JFK Drive & Washington Avenue
08850 Milltown
NJ
USA

This memorial consists of a square stone pillar capped with a pointed top, sitting on a rectangular stone base.  On the front are two bronze plaques.  The upper, larger one is a vertical  bas-relief of a Doughboy.  The smaller, lower one dedicates the monument to the residents of Milltown who served in World War I. 

The memorial is located in Bill Thomson Memorial Park near the American Legion Post building. 

Photos courtesy of:  Memorial Hunters Club member, Donald Petry

Walnut Hill Park
06051 New Britain
CT
USA

New Britain honors its World War I heroes and veterans with this 90-foot column in Walnut Hill Park. The tall stone column, topped by two sculpted eagles, bears a dedication at its front (north) base reading, “MDCCCCXXVII (1927). The city of New Britain here records with pride that of her citizens, more than four thousand served in the World War 1917-1918.”  The plaque also has symbols representing the Army, the Navy, industry and the Red Cross. It appears that bronze ornamentation that once surrounded this plaque has been removed. A dedication plaque on the south base of the column reads, “To her sons who gave their lives to their country, their names are here inscribed. Their memory lives in the heart of a grateful city.”  Just below the eagles, the column appears to be wrapped with a flag that’s draped over the column’s fluting. Surrounding the monument are two semi-circular walls bearing bronze plaques that list the name, rank, unit affiliation and date of death for 123 residents (61 plaques on the west side, and 62 plaques on the east side). Bronze poppies can be seen between the plaques. Ornamental palms at the ends of the rows of names also appears to have been removed.  Four large light fixtures near the monument are decorated with butterflies symbolizing renewal and resurrection. New Britain dedicated its World War I monument on September 22, 1928. The monument was designed by Harold Van Buren Magonigle, who also created a similar monument in Kansas City as well a firefighters’ monument on Riverside Drive in New York City.

263 Main St
06475 Old Saybrook
CT
USA

There are three monuments in front of Old Saybrook's OldTown Hall that honor the veterans of the 20th century’s wars. A 1926 boulder monument, topped by a bronze eagle, honors the service of World War I veterans. It bears a dedication on its front (west) face reading “In memory of Old Saybrook’s sons who served".  The east face of the monument has a plaque with two columns of names listing local veterans, organized by service branches: Army (48 names); Navy (18); Aviation (9); and Motor Transport (2) . Near the World War I monument, a granite monument dedicated in 1961 honors local war heroes (see pictures gallery). A dedication near the top of the monument reads, “Erected by the citizens of Old Saybrook in memory of her sons who died at war.” Beneath that dedication, the monument lists heroes and the wars in which they were lost. One person is listed for World War I, 15 for World War II, two for Korea, and one for Vietnam.  A polished granite monument in front of three flagpoles bears the POW-MIA logo. An eternal flame flickers in front of the POW-MIA monument.

Veterans Park
32502 Pensacola
FL
USA

Veterans Memorial Park is home to Pensacola's World War I Monument. This marble memorial was moved from its Garden street location to Veterans Memorial Park by the Vietnam Veterans of Northwest Florida (VVNF). As the number of World War I vets was declining, and the fact they were unable to raise the needed funds to accomplish this task, it became part of the overall effort by VVNF to open Veterans Memorial Park and Wall South to the community in order remember the men and women who died in the service of our country, whether in time of war or in peace.

First Reformed Church; 529 Newark Pompton Turnpike
07444 Pompton Plains
NJ
USA

The Pompton Plains World War I monument, placed within a cemetery, consists of a vertical granular stone slab.  A bronze honor roll plaque with a stepped top is attached to the front of the stone. The honor roll is decorated with an eagle, wings outstretched, & perched on olive branches.  The plaque honors the men of Pequannock Township who served in the war. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office 

Main and W. North Sts.
53190 Whitewater
WI
USA

This memorial consists of a cement base and red granite stone, with a bronze eagle on top. There are brass plaques on four sides -- east: In honor of Civil War Soldiers 61- 65; north: War with Spain 1898; west: To the unknown dead of all wars; and south: World's War 1917 - 1918