Memorial Hall - Windsor Locks, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 55.479 W 072° 37.650
18T E 696722 N 4644132
Quick Description: Memorial Hall in Windsor Locks is located at 1 South Main Street at the intersection of U.S. Route 5 and S.R. 140.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 7/12/2013 5:11:45 AM
Waymark Code: WMHHGA
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:

Memorial Hall in Windsor Locks, CT is a 45' by 50' three level quarry-cut gray granite building featuring a round tower on the north side and arched entrance in the center. It was designed by Frederick S. Newman in the Romanesque style and dedicated, on June 10, 1891, to the men from Windsor Locks who died while serving with the Union forces during the Civil War.

Stone steps lead up to and through the archway in front of the entrance. Above the arch is inscribed in gold block lettering:

= MEMORIAL HALL =

To the left of the entrance is a polished granite plaque which is inscribed in gold letters:

-18- -90-
SOLDIERS MEMORIAL HALL
BUILT BY
CHARLES E. CHAFFEE
AND PRESENTED BY HIM
TO
J.H. CONVERSE POST,
NO. 67 G.A.R.

In memory of those who went from
Windsor Locks and lost their lives
in the service of Our Country
in the late CIVIL WAR

J.H. Converse Post of the G. A. R. was established in 1884 and named in honor of Major Joseph H. Converse, who was killed in action at Cold Harbor, Virginia, on June 4, 1864. Charles E. Chaffee was a local mill owner who financed the construction of the building.

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Charles E. Chaffee

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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Date Installed or Dedicated: Not listed

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