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Sixth, Eleventh and Twelfth Wards World War I Memorial

 
 
Sixth, Eleventh and Twelfth Wards World War I Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
1. Sixth, Eleventh and Twelfth Wards World War I Memorial
Inscription. In memory of Our Boys of the Sixth, Eleventh and Twelfth Wards who served in the Great War of the Nations 1914-1918
 
Erected by Citizens of the Sixth, Eleventh and Twelfth Wards.
 
Location. 39° 57.65′ N, 75° 8.476′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Spring Garden Street and 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west on Spring Garden Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19123, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. VFW Post 389 Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); David Bustill Bowser (approx. 0.2 miles away); America's First Lager (approx. mile away); African Zoar Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wood Street Riverbank Steps (approx. 0.3 miles away); The German Society of Pennsylvania (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church (approx. half a mile away); The Poes in Philadelphia (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
More about this marker. The Roll of Honor panel with names A-G is missing.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyHeroesMilitaryPatriots & PatriotismWar, World I
 
Sixth, Eleventh and Twelfth Wards World War I Memorial Roll of Honor M-Z Panel image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
2. Sixth, Eleventh and Twelfth Wards World War I Memorial Roll of Honor M-Z Panel
Sixth, Eleventh and Twelfth Wards World War I Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
3. Sixth, Eleventh and Twelfth Wards World War I Memorial
The official title of the sculpture is "Over the Top" image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
4. The official title of the sculpture is "Over the Top"
The sculptor of this piece is John Paulding, 1883-1935. This is a copy of the first of four versions, copyrighted in 1920, with the clenched fist being the major difference between the four.
Sixth, Eleventh and Twelfth Wards World War I Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
5. Sixth, Eleventh and Twelfth Wards World War I Memorial
Looking east, with VFW Post 389 Veterans Memorial to left and I-95 bridge over Spring Garden Street in background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 564 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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