Danville in Vermilion County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
World War I Memorial
Whereas: it is the desire of the City of Danville to erect some permanent structure as a Monument and Memorial to the Gallant Soldiers and Sailors of Danville who participated in the World’s War of 1914 and 1918 , and Whereas: the bridge over the Vermilion River at Gilbert Street in said City needs to be replaced - -
Therefore: be it resolved by the City Council of Danville Illinois that a new bridge be built over the Vermilion River at Gilbert Street in said City - - Said bridge to be a Monument and memorial to our Soldiers as set forth in the Preamble hereof and to be known as “The Victory Bridge.”
Adopted March 10, 1919
Howard L. Glass + Burton C. Gillett + Lewis C. Glascock + Hazlett Hahne + Edward Hart + Benjamin E. Henderson + Gola H. Henderson + Payge High + Glen Hockenbury + Albert E. Hudson + Walter E. Kesler + William Kuemmerle + Harry L. McCune + Wayman Maberry + Robert B. Marshall + Frank Martingly + William D. Meeder + Franklin H. Moone + William J. Lehmann + Roland Shipman + Leslie Harter
Frank P. Noone + Frank C. Nulkin + Alonzo Peak + Henry Penny + Rupert H. Phipps + Curtis G. Redden + Richard M. Reddy + Charles A. Rieker + Irwin W. Rife + Harry A. Smith + Orel A. Smith + Philip O. Smith + Arthur G. Sorette
They made the Supreme Sacrifice.
Proudly you gathered rank on rank to war as who had heard God’s messaage from afar.
All you had hoped for all you had. You gave to save mankind - ::
Yourselves you scorned to save.
Noel N. Akers + Ora Bennett + Frank C. Berndt + Charles Bradley + Earl Brooks + Andrew S. Brown + Max Burmeister + Hugh Conerty + Robert Donaldson + John W. Elliott + Adolph Evans + Andrew L. Esslinger + Fred B. Everitt + Olen Fultz
Erected by City of Danville, Illinois.
Location. 40° 7.452′ N, 87° 38.155′ W. Marker is in Danville, Illinois, in Vermilion County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and South Gilbert Street, on the left when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. On South/West Corners of Main and Gilbert Streets. (Parking place behind by using an alley way between Memorial and sides of homes.). Marker is in this post office area: Danville IL 61832, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Aircraft in Honor of Chanute Air Force Base (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District A Friend Forever (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Millstone (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln Delivered an Impromptu Address (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert E. Wurtsbaugh (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. William Fithian Home (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
Also see . . .
1. Biography of Lorado Z. Taft::. is a good overview of Taft and some of his work. (Submitted on April 7, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. Photos of Artist work::. Thanks to the University of Illinois archives here is listed and shown photos of Lorado Z. Taft's work. See item number 67 for this Danville, Illinois "Soldier and Sailors' Monument". (Submitted on April 7, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
1. Lorado Z. Taft was the Artist
(Following from the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign) “Taft ... focused on monumental, heroic sculptures, including a statue of the prominent native
“One of his most noted sculptures was the 100 foot long ‘Fountain of Time’ at the University of Chicago.
Although many of his works are in Illinois, he also had many commissions for statues, sculptures, and fountains throughout the United States, including Louisiana, Colorado, Washington, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, and Oklahoma.”
— Submitted April 7, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.
Categories. • War, World I •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,799 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on August 18, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on August 17, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.