Near Lemay in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Jefferson Barracks Historic Site Old Guard Monument and Powder Magazine Patio
The Powder Magazine Patio was installed by Oscar F. Sellenriek and Associates in 1961, based on the design by Emmet Layton, of Layton, Layton and Associates to encourage historical programs on the site, and give a scenic view of the river. In planning, it was originally referred to as the General Nathaniel Lyon Overlook, then later named for General Henry Atkinson.
After more than fifty years of use for history programs, military ceremonies and local events, the patio was in need of repair. In 2013, as part of the renovation, it was selected as the ideal location for "the Old Guard" statue, created by B.J. Mungenast.
The Old Guard and Monument
The 3rd United States Infantry Regiment, known as "The Old Guard," is the military unit that conducts all official ceremonies and special events for the
The bronze monument, representing the Soldiers and families who have served in the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, consist of three larger than life military figures signifying the generations past, present and future, and the different aspects of today's Regiment. One Soldier is dressed in the ceremonial blue uniform. The second figure is clad in the 1700s traditional "Fife and Drum Corps" uniform, and the kneeling Soldier is wearing a contemporary combat uniform worn during the 2001 period, and representative of the future combat role of the Regiment. A replica of the traditional military grave marker used in national cemeteries such as Jefferson Barracks and Arlington National Cemetery, pays tribute to the Nation's fallen heroes. Tying all of these elements together, respectfully touching each as it makes its way down to the gravestone, is the United States flag, representing the important role of the military in our Nation's history.
The idea for the monument was conceived by Colonel James Laufenberg, the
Erected by Saint Louis County Parks.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 38° 30.972′ N, 90° 16.314′ W. Marker is near Lemay, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker can be reached from CCC Road, 0.2 miles north of Grant Road. Marker is in front of the Powder Magazine Museum in Jefferson Barracks Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 533 Bagby Rd, Saint Louis MO 63125, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Triumph Of Valor (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson Barracks Historic Site - Powder Magazine Museum, Memorial Walk (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jefferson Barracks Historic Site - Old Ordnance RoomJefferson Barracks Historic Site - Tent City (approx. ¼ mile away); A Longstanding, Strategically Central Military Post (approx. ¼ mile away); Jefferson Barracks Historic Site - Visitors Center, Laborer House and Stable (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lemay.
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