Reed & Barton WWI Memorial Plaque - Taunton, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 41° 55.130 W 071° 06.058
19T E 325777 N 4642898
Quick Description: This plaque on the side of one of the buildings of the Reed & Barton factory is for those employees who had served World War I.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 4/30/2012 5:54:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMEB52
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
Views: 1

Long Description:
In Taunton's Britanniaville section is the Reed & Barton company. Along W. Britannia Street, near the bridge over the Mill River, is a plaque on the outside brick wall.

The plaque is near an entrance to one of the buildings - on the other side of a window to the right. The plaque has a bright color to it, compared to other bronze pieces. The top of the plaque states the following:

"[Logo - Eagle with flags]
Roll of Honor

A memorial of patriotism and a tribute of honor to the following employees of the Reed & Barton Corporation who served in the World War 1917-1919
-"

Below that are names of 77 names in four rows of nineteen plus one.

On either side are flag holders, with small American flags in each holder.

I could not find any additional information about when this plaque was dedicated. The company still exists, and, if the company store is open, perhaps someone there might know. Reed & Barton Company is a major manufacturer of silverware, flatware, and other metalwork and has been in existence since 1824.
Private or Public Monument?: Private

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: Reed & Barton Company

Geographic Region where the Monument is located: North America

Website for this Monument: [Web Link]

Physical Address of Monument:
144 W. Britannia Street
Near Cottage Street
Taunton, MA United States of America
02780


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Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: Not listed

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