Jewish Soldiers of Fort Worth World War I Honor Roll

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Information

Title

Jewish Soldiers of Fort Worth World War I Honor Roll

Date

dedicated November 11, 1921

Description

The memorial to Fort Worth's Jewish World War I soldiers currently comprises four separate marble tablets. A frieze-like, horizontal tablet at top is adorned with two Jewish stars flanking, in the center, a pair of American flags; an inscription is below. The three framed identically sized vertical tablets underneath list the names of 81 soldiers (by rank, then alphabetically) who served in the war.

Originally, this marble montage was presented as a single piece that measured 10-feet-tall x 8-feet-wide. The tableau was a montage of five white marble tablets. It hung indoors, in the lobby of the Fort Worth Hebrew Institute, 600 block Taylor Street, Tarrant County, Fort Worth, Texas 76116. In 1950, the building was sold. The honor roll was separated into five pieces and placed in a storage room at the congregation’s new synagogue at Myrtle St. and 8th Avenue. It was forgotten for thirty years. In 1980, when the synagogue moved to 4050 S. Hulen Street, the marble honor roll was rediscovered. Four of the five tablets were
framed in black metal and hung outdoors at the new synagogue. The fifth marble tablet, with the date of dedication and the sponsoring organization, was discarded.

Location

4050 South Hulen Street
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas

Contributing Institution

Hollace Weiner, Fort Worth Jewish Archives