Winchester World War I Memorial

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Information

Title

Winchester World War I Memorial

Creator

Adams, Herbert, 1858-1945, sculptor.

Date

Dedicated Oct. 3, 1926.

Description

According to the Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums: "Two robed allegorical female figures, representing Humanity and Justice, stand side by side in front of an American flag. Between them, they jointly hold a wreath, each figure grasping the wreath with one hand, arms entwined with one another. One figure holds a laurel branch in her proper right hand and the other figure holds a sheathed sword in her proper left hand. The sculpture rests atop a rectangular stone base that rests on two steps."

Winchester had difficulty raising the funds needed for the monument. A motion to fund the sculpture through taxation was defeated in 1924 and voluntary contributions -- including those from 80% of Winchester's school children -- amounted only to $12,500. In the end, Lewis Parkhurst, a wealthy and civic-minded Winchesterite, supplied the remainder of the funds.

Location

Main St. and Mystic Valley Parkway
Winchester, MA

Identifier

77000874