Glenside Memorial Hall (PA)

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Information

Title

Glenside Memorial Hall (PA)

Creator

Frank Seeburger and Charles Fold Rabenold, architects
Alfred Zellfelder, contractor

Date

erected 1926; dedicated May 30, 1927

Description

Glenside Memorial Hall is a handsome 2 1/2-story Colonial Revival community house that was erected as a World War I memorial in 1926 and dedicated May 30, 1927. The red brick building sits on a raised stone foundation, has a slate hip roof, and is detailed with classically inspired elements in limestone. "Glenside Memorial Hall" is inscribed in stone above the main entrance.

Featuring a large assembly room and several smaller club rooms, the building, largely unaltered, continues to host private and public events.

The building was shepherded to completion by the Glenside War Memorial Association, which was formed in 1922.

A memorial plaque affixed to a rough-hewn granite stele on the front lawn lists the names of nine community members who lost their lives in the war. The plaque, which features an eagle at top, was sponsored by North-Penn Post 676, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Location

185 South Keswick Avenue
Glenside, Pennsylvania

Contributing Institution

Barry Johnson