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Spirit of the American Doughboy - Birmingham, Alabama
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo
N 33° 31.199 W 086° 48.578
16S E 517678 N 3708950
Quick Description: This Spirit of the American Doughboy statue is located in Linn Park in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, on the Park Place side of the park.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 5/2/2012 6:57:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMEBHV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 6

Long Description:
There used to be a plaque telling the story of the dedication of this statue on November 11, 1923. Unfortunately, it was stolen in December 2010 along with other metal objects. The following information is from: (visit link)

"Birmingham's sculpture sits atop a limestone pedestal at the South entrance of Linn Park, flanking the later Memorial to the Spanish American War. It was dedicated on November 11, 1923.

The memorial was commissioned by the Greek-American Citizens of Birmingham in honor of the American Legion Birmingham Post No. 1. Its plaque is inscribed "In memory of the comrades who gave their lives in the service of our country during the World War. Presented to Birmingham Post No. 1 of the American Legion by the Greek-American Citizens. Birmingham, Alabama. Armistice Day 1923."

The plaque was removed from the statue's base at some time in late 2010, perhaps at the same time that copper thieves destroyed the Birmingham Christmas Tree standing nearby. "

The statue seems to be in good condition. It is a copyright 1920 version, according the Spirit of the American Doughboy Database: (visit link)

More information on the vandalism can be found at: (visit link)
Where is this statue located?: Public Park

Which branch of the Military does this statue depict?: Army

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