Bourbon County World War I Memorial Building (KY)

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Information

Title

Bourbon County World War I Memorial Building (KY)

Date

dedicated November 22, 1922

Description

The Bourbon County Memorial Building is part of the Paris Courthouse Square Historic District. It was constructed in 1859 as a combination residence/banking establishment, and the bank operated until 1884. After World War I it was purchased by the commissioners of the Memorial Fund for the use of veterans and the Bourbon County Post of the American Legion. It was dedicated on November 22, 1922.  

A plaque affixed to the building lists 22 Bourbon County citizens who lost their lives in the war. The plaque features at top an eagle with outstretched wings standing on a shield of the United States.  The shield is flanked on either side by the crossed cannons insignia of the US Army Field Artillery. 

The building is currently unoccupied and undergoing renovation (May 2017).  Before its vacancy, it served, in addition to its use as a building for veterans, as a meeting place for various civic organizations and as a temporary shelter for the homeless. 

The Memorial Building is a two-story, L-shaped brick construction of the asymmetrical Italianate mode. The windows have a variety of treatments, and there are modillions emphasizing the gabled end facing Ardery Place.

Inscription:

THIS BUILDING IS DEDICATED TO
THE MEN OF BOURBON COUNTY
WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY
DURING THE WORLD WAR
 
1917 – 1918
 
SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF THOSE WHO DIED FOR
LIBERTY JUSTICE AND PEACE
 
Charles Adair                              Joseph H. Holt
Biship Batterton               William A. Huddleston
John Blythe              Reuben Brent Hutchcraft Jr.
Charles G. Butler                 Raymond Leslie Link
James E. Cain                           James Mahorney
Miller Casey                          James Weaver Neal
Harry H. Chinn                          Kelly B. Osborne
Harry H. Cunningham                 Strother Prewitt
Elgin Dalzell                                  Robert M Rice
Clemmie Dunnigan                 Luther Carl Shanks
James Fuller                                    William Vice
 
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS
FRIENDS



Location

Corner of High Street and Ardery Place
Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky

Contributing Institution

Harold Peach
1922 dedication photo: University of Louisville Photographic Archives