Reed & Barton WWI Memorial Plaque - Taunton, MA
Posted by: 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
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
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