OOS Sculpture

World War I Memorial

1927 / Creator Unknown / Washington Court House

WWI monument photo1.jpeg

This granite memorial is topped with two bronze eagles. The center portion of the memorial features four bronze plaques (two on the front, two on the back) with the names of the battles in which American forces participated in France (Argonne, Maine, Scoissons, and St. Mihiel). There are two additional bronze plaques (one on either side of the memorial) designed with an eagle and shield at the top and lists of the names of the Fayette County soldiers who died during the war.

This memorial, dedicated on November 11, 1927, replaced a previous memorial arch that had originally been dedicated in 1919. The bronze eagles and plaques were transferred from the arch to the new memorial.

Location: Fayette County Courthouse, 110 E Court St

County

: Fayette

Citation

: “World War I Memorial,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed October 24, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/2172.

Title

World War I Memorial

Description

This granite memorial is topped with two bronze eagles. The center portion of the memorial features four bronze plaques (two on the front, two on the back) with the names of the battles in which American forces participated in France (Argonne, Maine, Scoissons, and St. Mihiel). There are two additional bronze plaques (one on either side of the memorial) designed with an eagle and shield at the top and lists of the names of the Fayette County soldiers who died during the war.

This memorial, dedicated on November 11, 1927, replaced a previous memorial arch that had originally been dedicated in 1919. The bronze eagles and plaques were transferred from the arch to the new memorial.

Date

1927

Subject

Source

Information about this sculpture was generously collected and supplied by members of the The Fayette County Historical Society.

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

2172

Location City

Location County

Location Notes

south lawn of courthouse square

Location Street

110 E Court St

Location Type

Installation Date

1927

Materials

Inscription

Carved into base:
"Erected to/those from Fayette County/who served their country/in the World War./Dedicated Nov. 11, 1927"