Columbia in Boone County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Memorial Union Tower
Heroic Sons of Missouri
who in the Great War
- 1917 - 1918 -
paid the full measure
[Roll of Honored Dead]
Tipping of the Hats
When the Memorial Union Tower was completed in 1926, the names of MU's honored 117 men who lost their lives in World War I were inscribed on the inside walls of this archway for all future generations of MU students and Missourians to pay their respects. Tradition has it that whenever men and women walk through the archway, they should tip their hats as a sign of respect to their deceased brothers.
The chimes and clock in this tower were presented to the university by Charles Baird of Kansas City Missouri, Chairman of the University of Missouri Board of Visitors
Dedicated November 26, 1936
Erected 1926 by University of Missouri.
Location. 38° 56.702′ N, 92° 19.519′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Missouri, in Boone County. Marker is on Hill Street 0.1 miles south of University Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Memorial is on the University of Missouri campus. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia MO 65211, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The Mel Carnahan Quadrangle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beetle Bailey (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Columbia College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Don Faurot / Faurot Field (approx. 0.7 miles away); George Clinton Swallow (approx. 0.7 miles away); James Shannon L.L.D. (approx. 0.7 miles away); Columbia Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Jewell Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
Also see . . . Memorial Union: The Transcendent Tower. (Submitted on September 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Education • Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World I •
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