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19128 Philadelphia
PA
USA

Closed arch memorial behind protective fence.  To the memory of the boys from the 21st Ward who lost their lives in the World War 1914-1918.  Includes Korean * World War II * Vietnam added later.

Inscription:
Greater love hath no man than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends.
How sleep the brave who sink to rest by all their country's wishes blest. By fairy hands their knell is rung by unseen forms their dirge is sung.
All time will be the millennium of their glory.

  • Paul Manship
  • Other
Aviator Park, Benjamin Franklin Parkway and 20th Street
19103 Philadelphia
PA
USA

Photo and description courtesy of the Association for Public Art

This bronze "celestial sphere" is dedicated to the aviators who died during World War 1. It also illustrates the signs of the zodiac and is inscribed with the Latin names of the constellations and planets. The sculpture is located opposite the main entrance of the Franklin Institute.

  • IAS PA000002
  • Single figure -- soldier
Logan Circle, in front of Franklin Institute off of Benjamin Franklin Parkway
19103 Philadelphia
PA
USA

Photos and description courtesy of waymarking.com

The front of this vertical granite monument is adorned with an allegorical female figure representing "Justice" flanked by two groups of three African-American officers, soldiers and sailors representing those from Pennsylvania who served in American wars. The figure of Justice is dressed in long flowing robes and wears her hair pulled back and braided around her face. She stands on a low stepped platform holding up a small wreath in each hand to represent Honor and Reward. The African-American Servicemen are dressed in the uniforms of the various branches of the military. On the back of the monument four allegorical female figures, representing the principles for which wars are fought, flank a bronze tablet. On the proper left of the tablet stands "War" holding a shield and wearing a helmet. Next to her stands "Liberty" carrying a torch and wearing the headdress of the Statue of Liberty. On the proper right of the tablet stands "Peace" carrying a large palm frond. Next to her stands "Plenty" holding a filled cornucopia. The monument is topped with a bronze Torch of Life surrounded by four eagles.

  • Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • Harry Lewis Raul
  • Dedication Date: 1928
Wister Woods Park, west side of Belfield Ave. south of 20th Street
19144 Philadelphia
PA

Location
--in Wister Woods Park, west side of Belfield Ave. south of 20th Street
--Philadelphia, PA 19144
--GPS coordinates 40.035705, -75.155611

Inscriptions
19 (copyright symbol) 27 HARRY LEWIS RAUL . SCULPTOR/EASTON . PENNSYLVANIA / ROMAN BRONZE WORKS NY (Base, front:) ERECTED BY THE PHILA CHAPTER AMERICAN WAR MOTHERS OF THOSE WHO SERVED AND THOSE WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR 1917-1918 TO YOU FROM FAILING HANDS WE THROW THE TORCH BE YOURS TO HOLD IT HIGH IF YE BREAK FAITH WITH US WHO DIE WE SHALL NOT SLEEP THOUGH POPPIES GROW IN FLANDERS FIELD JOHN McCRAE

Physical properties
--Outdoor Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite
--approx. 8 ft. 7 in. x 74 in. x 47 in; Base: approx. 60 in. x 10 ft. 4 in. x 8 ft. 8 in.

Seated female figure flanked by two kneeling servicemen. On her right is a soldier and on her left is a sailor. The female figure wears a long, very plain dress and a long cape. Back of cape is emblazoned with stars. Her hair is pulled back from her face and she stares straight ahead. Her arms reach out and rest on the shoulders of the servicemen on either side of her. Her cape wraps around the back of the servicemen. Each male figure kneels on one knee with the other bent knee raised. The male figures, dressed in their military uniforms, hold their hats and bow their heads. The three figures rest atop a rectangular base

History
--1927. Copyrighted 1927. Installed 1928
--gift of the Philadelphia Chapter of American War Mothers to the City of Philadelphia

Condition
--fair, some spalling on front of stone, not affecting the inscription
--chips at corners of base stone, mildew stains on front of stone base
--Administered by City of Philadelphia, Fairmount Park Commission, Memorial Hall, West Park, P. O. Box 21601, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131
--Surveyed 1993 August. Treatment urgent.
--Mud Dauber Wasp nests on bronze surfaces

  • Frank Vittor
  • Column or pillar
  • Dedication Date: 1922
Grant Street and Second Avenue
Pittsburgh
PA
USA

The Boulevard of the Allies is a practical memorial to World War I, built by the city to commemorate the war and its heros while improving the connection between Downtown and Oakland. The gateway to the road is flanked by twin columns filled with patriotic symbols, including Liberty's head, eagles, and the eternal flame.

  • Trophy (weapon)
  • Dedication Date: 1934
  • 1934
The Cannon and Veteran's Memorial Park
Pittsburgh
PA
USA

The present-day Cannon is actually the second rendition of the monument. The granite memorial itself is also a replacement. The original cannon was a surplus World War I American field artillery piece. It's official designation was 4.7 inch Gun M1906.The original howitzer, dedicated in 1934, stood for eight years, until another global conflict called it back into service. This time, the cannon was not headed for the front lines in Europe. It was, instead, heading to Jones and Laughlin Steel. The World War I artillery piece was donated by the American Legion to the J&L Mill in Hazelwood to be melted down during a scrap metal drive for World War II.It happened on October 13, 1942, when John Renner, a foreman at the J&L 16-inch roller, and George Winslow, superintendent of the mill's Hazelwood polishing plant and senior vice-commander of the Brookline Legion Post 540, held a small ceremony before the 4.7 inch cannon was again carted off to war, this time against the empire of Japan. The cannon was inscribed "To Japan via U.S. Armed Forces."After World War II, an Army surplus howitzer was obtained as a replacement for the original cannon. The current model 1917 Schneider 155mm Howitzer was installed and the park re-dedicated in 1946. The aging white marble Veteran's memorial was replaced with the present-day polished pink granite and bronze monument in 1992, after the conclusion of the first Persian Gulf War.

  • Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church
8855 Germantown Ave
19118 Philadelphia
PA

Bronze plaque located just outside the exit at the front of the sanctuary leading to the church office.
8855 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118

Plaque reads "Tribute to the youth of Trinity Presbyterian Church which had formed following a "schism" within the Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church.  Plaque relocated following the subsequent merger of the two churches.

A TRIBUTE TO THE YOUTH OF TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WHO IN THE WORLD WAR 1914 TO 1918 RESPONDED TO THEIR COUNTRYS CALL OF WHOM TWO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE

Germantown Ave. and Mermaid Lane
19118 Philadelphia
PA
USA

Inscription
In loving memory of the men 
of Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy 
Who died in the World War 
France, 1918 
They challenge us to hold more precious than mortal life 
Ideals of Honour, Justice, and Righteousness. 
They counted not their lives dear unto themselves

  • Church of the Messiah, Gwynedd, PA
1001 Dekalb Pike
19002
PA
USA

Memorial stained glass window dedicated to Julian Cornell Biddle, killed 18 August 1917.  Julian Biddle was a pilot who took flight training at Chandler Field, Philadelphia.

  • Captain Harry Ingersoll
  • Church bell tower
  • Mr. & Mrs. Charles Ingersoll
  • Dedication Date: 1926
  • 1926
  • 1925
1001 Dekalb Pike
19002 Gwynedd
PA
USA

Tower given by Mr. & Mrs. Charles Ingersoll as a memorial to their son Captain Harry Ingersoll and the forty-one officers and men of Company H, 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division who lost their lives during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, 1918.  The tower is modeled after the church tower at Brabant-en-Argonne where Captain Ingersoll was initially buried before his remains were moved to the American Cemetery at Romagne.  Captain Ingersoll was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 26, 1918.

  • Church of the Messiah
1001 Dekalb Pike
19002
PA
USA

Memorial stained glass window dedicated to Norton Downs, Jr., killed 23 October 1918.

  • Memorial Hunters Club Submission: Memorial Hunter: Norm Hunsberger Jr.
  • AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY OF THE BRYON S. FEGLEY POST NO. 119
  • Dedication Date: 11 NOV 1932
W 5th Avenue & Park Avenue
19426 Collegeville
PA
USA

This memorial consists of a boulder with attached plaque honoring the service members from the community who fought in WWI.

IN HONOR OF THE BOYS OF COLLEGEVILLE AND VICINITY WHO SERVED THE AMERICAN COLORS IN THE WORLD WAR 1917 - 1919

FOR LIBERTY AND HUMANITY IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES

PRESENTED BY AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY OF THE BRYON S. FEGLEY POST NO. 119

NOV. 11, 1932

Seaport Museum, 211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard
19106 Philadelphia
PA
USA

The Olympia carried the U.S. Unknown Soldier from WW1 back from France.  Olympia was Admiral Dewey's flagship at the Battle of Manila Bay in May, 1898.   Moored along the Delaware River at Penn's Landing at the foot of Spruce Street alongside the WW2 submarine Becuna, launched 1944.

There is an admission charge to go on board and tour the ship.  However, you can see  the ship without charge from the Penn's Landing walkway along the river, reached via the public streets and sidewalks.   You can reach the Olympia at Penn's Landing via Columbus Blvd. or the Spruce St. or Dock St. walkways.

Independence Seaport Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The Museum will be CLOSED every Monday from January 9 - March 2017 with the exception of holidays.

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day the Historic Ships will be open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

The Museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

See the museum's web site for further details.

Papermill Road & Baltimore Pike
19064 Springfield
PA
USA

Dedicated to the men and women of Delaware Count who served in the World War and bearing the names of those who lost their lives.  Plaques moved to this memorial on the Smedley Park tract from the bridge on Baltimore Pike when Baltimore Pike was widened and it became necesary to replace the bridge.

  • Memorial Hunters Club Submission: Mel Butcheck
  • Pennsylvania
  • Dedication Date: restored & re-dedicated 9 June 2018
N 2nd St & Spring Garden St
19123 Philadelphia
PA
USA

Doughboy statue - with Honor Roll

9 June 2018, broken bayonet and the stolen plaque have been replaced by Kreilick Conservation, LLC.

The names of the 400 soldiers from the missing bronze plaque were provided by Charles and Mildred Vessey.  Mildred’s father, Charles Burg, was a WWI Vet and had attended the original ceremony.  He told them to keep the program because “some day someone will want those names”

The Doughboy statue is located at Second and Spring Garden streets and honors soldiers  from the River Wards who served in the First World War. The statue is a bronze figure of a WWI Doughboy in uniform with field pack, carrying a rifle with bayonet in his left hand. A plaque plaque on the front of the granite pedestal reads: “IN MEMORY OF OUR BOYS OF THE SIXTH, ELEVENTH, AND TWELFTH WARDS WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR OF THE NATIONS, 1914 – 1918.”

Title(s) - Philadelphia Northern Liberties Doughboy Memorial

Location
-- 2nd St & Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
-- in Madison Memorial park
-- GPS coordinates 39.960815, -75.141258

Inscriptions (all text on a memorial, including names)
-- Flour City Orn. Iron Co., Mpls., Minn

Physical properties
-- bronze figure of a WWI Doughboy in uniform with field pack, ammunition belt, canteen, gas mask bag, carrying a rifle with bayonet

History
--dedicated: 30 May 1920
--Sculptor: John Paulding
--the name of the statue is "Over the Top"
--honors soldiers from the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia who served during the First World War, a star marks those who died
--Original Location: park on 5th St between streets that pre-date current street layout
- Moved the statue to 17th and Spring Garden in 1975 due to construction
- Moved to present location 1981

Condition 2017
-- fair
-- one plaque missing showing last name beginning with A-I
-- broken bayonet

Conservation treatment completed December, 2017, re-dedicated 9 June 2018

Condition 2018
-- Good
-- Replaced missing plaque on eastern side
-- Replaced missing section of bronze bayonet
-- entire sculpture leaned and re-waxed

 --conservation issues - city of Phila. planted a tree only four feet from the memorial

  • Roman_Bronze_Works_NY
  • John Bateman
  • Group
  • Dedication Date: Memorial Day1922
Near the intersection of N. Main St. & N. Broad St.
18901 Doylestown
PA
USA

WWI Memorial Fountain
The fountain located at Main St & Broad St commemorates WWI and was dedicated on Memorial Day, 1922. The Intelligencer reported: “The life-size bronze statuary group, leaves out all of the bitterness of war and accentuates service and humanitarianism. It impressively pictures the ‘buddy’ spirit of the American soldier and the beauty of human sympathy.

700 N Broad St
19446 Lansdale
PA
USA

Memorial plaques in memory of Dr. Frank Erdman Boston in Lansdale, PA.  A Philadelphian, Dr. Boston left his practice and trained at the Medical Officers Training Camp for Colored Officers, Ft. Des Moines and served with the 317th Engineers Regiment, 92nd Division in France in 1918.  Dr. Boston was a member of the American Medical Association, the Philadelphia County Medical Society and the National Medical Association.  In an era when white hospitals would not admit black patients, Dr. Boston established a private 23-bed hospital, Elm Terrace Hospital, in Lansdale, PA, that admitted black patients and moved his private residence from Philadelphia to Hatfield, PA, near Lansdale. Dr. Boston became a well known and respected citizen of Lansdale and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lansdale, on whose grounds the memorial is located at the corner of Broad St. & W. Seventh St.

  • Plaque or tablet
1300 block of Brownsville Road, directly across from Dairy Queen
Pittsburgh
PA
USA
Chelten Ave & Wister St
19138 philadelphia
PA
USA

In triangular block at intersection of Chelten Ave. and Wister St.  Concrete memorial with bronze plaques.  Plaques are heavily oxidized.  Dedicated 8 December 1923.  Formerly surmounted by bronze eagle scullpture, apparently stolen.

Belmont Mansion Dr & Belmont Ave
19131 philadelphia
PA
USA

Although proposed by the Pennsylvania Society of the Loyal Legion in 1921, the earliest available aerial photo shows that by 1928, the memorial grove had not been planted.  The next available aerial photo in 1959 shows the grove had been planted an in relatively good condition.  Aerial photos in 2004 show the grove deteriorated by undergrowth and by the recreation area the City of Philadelphia had built into the center of the grove.  A site visit in 2017 found only a handful of the original tree markers still present, many of which had been destroyed by construction of the recreation area, along with the trees they identified.  A site visit in 2019  revealed only two of the original tree labels remaining.  Although some of the original trees are still living, the memorial grove barely exists.

Original tree labels had letters stamped in aluminum strips with name, rank, unit in which they served, and date of death typically shown:
1914 Memorial Tree 1918
Reed Barnitz
Sergt. Co. L 315th Inf 79th Div.
October 11th, 1918
Monfaucon, France

The names of those originally memorialized by tree and labeled concrete marker:

William P. Roche, Jr.
J. Palmer Fullerton, Jr.
Edward Mealiff
John Henry B. Quinn
R. Franklin Hill, M.D.
Leslie Meslin
Harry D. Coates
Abram K. Street
George W. Peck
Chas. E.S. Webster
Raymond C. Burky
Frederick O. Waage, M.D.
Howard K. Dunn, Jr.
George B. Evans, Jr.
Henry H. Houston II
Edwin T. Van Dusen II
Nelson W. Perine
William H.S. Schultz
Robert F. Brister
Edward J. Kearney
Alfred R. Allen, M.D.
William G. Junkin
Joseph A. Abrams
Richard F. Day
Martin C. Barrett
Frank F. Battles
John J. Fisher
Hugh A. Stirling
Chester F. Willey
Lloyd A. Daddow
Henry F. Singer
James Fox
Harry G. Robinson, Jr.
Clarence P. Freeman
Howard C. McCall
Mortimer P. Crane
Robert E. Hutchinson
Thomas H. Miles
Richard D.H. Burt
Thomas Massey, Jr.
William C. Rock
William C. Greifzu
William J. Phelan
George G. Stratton
Louis H. Fielding
William C. Faber
Benjamin Bullock
Charles W. Edmunds
Maxwell E. Chamberlin
Thomas W. Astbury, Jr.
John K. Bender
David F. Akers
Fred. T. Cunningham
Emanuel R. Wilson
Louis Berkowitz
Jacob M. Shimer
William M. Solly
David Rupp
John S. Wheeler
Basil L. Steel
George N. Althouse
James P. Arnold
Ralph Melville
Dead of the 314th Infantry
In Memory of the Boys of Frankford
Harry W. Prince
Donald T. Shenton
Oliver D. Forbes
In Memory of the Dead of Second Troop P.C.C.
Thomas B. Fales
Carl C. Glanz
A.E. Fletcher
Charles W. Hewitt/Walter A. Hansler
Tribute to Company "A", 301st Heavy Tank
Winfield Jackson
Edwin D. Cryer
Vivion K. Mouser
Carl A. Goodwin
Harry B. Mauger
Joseph D. Archer
Marian H. White
Edwin H. Fort
Raymond Upton
J. Alfred Dougherty
Lemuel Kolb
Everett B. Mosier
Mary E. Appel
Helen Fairchild
George E. Braker, Jr.
Edward J. Friel
Earl R. Davis
John C. Bowman
George B. McKinney, Jr.
Wistar Morris
Virginia Branum, Y.M.C.A.
Effie Shields, Y.M.C.A.
Allyn Capron, Sr./Allyn Capron, Jr.
Anthony M. Forsthoffer
David L. Knapp
To the Unknown Heroes
William M. Conley/George T. Willis/Francis B. Corbin
William B. Kuen
Thomas R. Reath
Clarence R. Campbell
Elwood R. Buchanan
George R. Slook/Charles Coyne
Edward J. Van Dyke
In Memory of the Unknown Dead
Thomas P. Enright
In Memory of the Boys of Allegheny County
George M. Imhof
Joseph Fitzharris
William P. McGoohan
John Cannon
John J. Springer
Sons of the Mothers of Democracy Club
Alfred W. Mengel
Eugene B. Snyder
Thomas D. Van Diver
John R. Conway
Thomas G. Hirst
Benjamin T. Beierlein
John S. MacArthur
Robert J. Hewson
William H. Salvador
Charles H. Falkner
Alfred Y. Hendricks
William Weiss
Leo H. Bernd
David H. Cochran
Joyce Kilmer
Charles W. Evans
William J. Clark
Frank A. Ruff
In Memory of the Boys of the Air Service
Charles D. Schmolze
Joseph G. Duncan
George W. Meell
John Nusbickel
William F. Ranson, Jr.
W.V. McCaffrey
William S. Crowell
In Memory of the Men of the 314th Infantry
Samuel H. Ewart
Robert E. Garner
Francis L. Caville
Marian Crandall
James B. Arnott
In Memory of the Boys of the 151st Field Artillery
In Memory of the Dead of Prince Forbes Post No.7, American Legion
Clyde F. Mowrer
In Memory of the Boys of the 111th Infantry
John V. Newlin
Warren T. Kent
Clarence Taunt
Alfred Veary
Horace Veary
Burton D. Bagg
Richard J. Currie
Norton Downs, Jr.
Charles C. Smith
Stanley Nelson
Frank A. Howe
In Memory of the Boys of Girard College
Clarence Laird
George McCaughan
Hiram D. Johnson
Edgar B. Lloyd
Lester W. Johns
James A. Donaghy
In Memory of the Philadelphia Women
Arthur H. Wilson
H.H.H. Woodward
Henry F. Michell
John O.J. Shellenberger
In Memory of the Boys of Union Tabernacle Presbyterian Church
In Memory of the Boys of Kappa Chap. Chi. Fraternity, University of Pennsylvania
Edward J. Kelley
Alexander S. Harrington
Eugene C. Everhart, Jr.
Robert T. Isett
Herbert E. Meret
Augustine J. Whiteside
Harry Ingersoll
Taylor E. Walthour
Morris B. Miller
Paul H. Ludwig
Frank C. Siner
The Unknown Soldier
Joseph R. Milligan
Samuel K. Anders
Samuel McCrory
John T. Tufts
John D. Stark
To the Unknown Dead
Thomas J. Pilling
Walter H. Jones
George T. Rodgers
Dallas W. Koons
Harold D. Cupitt
Julian C. Biddle
In Memory of the U.S. Marines
Samuel L. Cassedy
Harold P. Rossiter
Earl F. Smith
Howard W. Munder
George J. Weber
James W. Cooper
John R. Graham
Paul B. Harnish
Jean M. Lueders
George J. Druding
Thomas L. Bolster
Frank D. Deily
Alice Ireland, Nurse
John L. Billig
Frank E. Prandi
Claude C. Cunningham
Charles W. Titus
Samuel H. Surgenor
Carl W. Raue
Bernard A. Fischler
In Memory of Wilkes-Barre Boys
Edward A. Featherstone
Joseph G. Featherstone
Hans C. Behrends
Edwin L. Fetters
John V. Dillon
Allen R. Evans
Gurdon M. Robins
Charles S. Weaver
John W. Armstrong
Raymond J. Considine
John McCrae
Clark B. Nichol
Howard C. Bainbridge
William W. Roberts
John F. Hackett
Eugene A. Smith
Alfred B. White
Edward W. Barker
Robert Ashenhurst
Joseph E. Hoopes
Leonard A. Haskett, Jr.
John J. Bedingfield
Walter H. Distler
Edward Gallagher
Clinton M. Lynn
Antonio Camerote
James F. Webb
In Memory of the Boys of Fox Chase-Rockledge
Alexander Friedel, Jr.
William V. Griffin
Fredrick W. Buckwald
Henry B. Major
Thomas W. Jackson
William R. Epler
William Lunn, Jr
Norman O. Pickett
Einar J. Keer
John A. Barron
Clarence P. Conway
Russell C. Gross
Robert Barr
Earl Adams
Charles J. Coyle
Robert A. Herkert
John Latch
In Memory of the Boys of Frankford Post No. 211
In Memory of the Men of the Philadelphia Terminal Division P.R.R.
Herbert J. Green
Joseph Vasella
Herbert Warriner
Albert J.C. Curtis
Matthew W. Forsyth
Thomas A. Carr
Walter M. Gearty
Martin H. Smith
In Memory of The Old Guard of State Fencibles Post No. 142
Alfred Bentley, Jr.
John P. Barrett
James J. Barry
William E. Raken
Edward P. Frazer
Reed Barnitz
Vincent J. Torpey
Raymond F. Kuhl
James H. Tinline
In Memory of the Men of the 315th Infantry
Joseph O. Yehle
Members of the Breen-McCracken Post No. 270
John R. Witmer
In Memory of the Boys of Philadelphia
Emmett C. Lamb
Herbert Kreps
In Memory of Company "L", 316th Infanty, 79th Division
Walter B. Tucker
William J. Mahrer, Jr.
Walter B. Drebelbis
John Nagle
In Memory of the Men of Lafayette Post No. 264, American Legion
In Memory of the Boys from the Chapel of the Mediator
Nathaniel Hathaway, Jr.
Joseph D. Carpenter
In Memory of Our Departed Comrades, Yeomen F. Post 50, American Legion
Dr. Maude M. Kelly
Louise H. Snowden, Y.M.C.A.
Wilfred MacHugh Priv. Sanitary Train
William A. Otto
Eva Rebecca Weir
US. Army Ambulance Service
James William Rogers, 315th Infantry
Andrew J. Ward

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