First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham World War I Memorial Plaque (AL)

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Information

Title

First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham World War I Memorial Plaque (AL)

Date

dedicated 1920

Description

The First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham's elegant World War I memorial plaque is a tall bronze honor roll topped by an eagle and shield that presumably lists the congregants who served in the war (though the inscription, unusually, does not specify this).

The main plaque lists 58 names. Three Gold Stars are listed at top. The main area of the plaque lists 55 names in two columns: the first 52 names are men, listed alphabetically, without rank; the final three names are women (their names prefaced by "Miss").

At the bottom of the main plaque is a separate, smaller plaque that matches the main plaque stylistically and in width and that lists seven additional names; these names were presumably learned after the main plaque was cast. The date on the main plaque is "A.D. 1920."

Location

2100 4th Avenue, North
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama

Contributing Institution

Tom Fife