Elmwood World War I Memorial Arch (PA)

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Elmwood World War I Memorial Arch (PA)

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Information

Title

Elmwood World War I Memorial Arch (PA)

Date

dedicated November 23, 1919
destroyed unknown

Description

This memorial in the Elmwood neighborhood of Philadelphia is apparently no longer extant.

The World War I Memorial Arch was erected at 65th St. and Elmwood Av. (Connell's Park) by the Elmwood Av. Improvement Association and the State of Pennsylvania in honor of the men from that section of Philadelphia who served in the World War.

It was dedicated before a crowd of 5,000 on November 23, 1919, and was reported to be the first such memorial in Philadelphia (source: The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 24, 1919, p.6).

Location

Connell Park
65th and Elmwood
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Contributing Institution

photograph (1925) from Temple University's collection of the George D. McDowell Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Photographs

http://digital.library.temple.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15037coll3/id/47560