1927 "Memorials Will Honor Ohio Soldiers" Newspaper Clipping
This document is a newspaper clipping detailing the proceedings of the commission which determined the placement of battle monuments to soldiers from Ohio who served during World War I. It is dated February 4th, 1927, and is found in the Frank Gerlach file.
CLEVELAND, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 4, 1927
MEMORIALS WILL HONOR OHIO SOLDIERS
These are the three memorials that will be erected in honor of the Thirty-seventh division during the World War. At the top is the bridge to be constructed across the Scheldt river in Belgium. Lower left is the clock tower to be erected at Montfaucon, and at the right is the gateway at Hattonchatel with diagram of how foundation will be constructed.
37TH DESIGNS ARE ACCEPTED Cleveland Architects Nab Six of Nine Awards for War Memorials By ROBERT M. SELTZER
- Cleveland architects won six of the nine prizes in statewide competition for designs for three memorials in honor of soldiers of the Thirty-seventh division to be constructed in France and Belgium by the Ohio Battle Monuments commission.
- Their names were announced last night at a dinner given members of the commission and the jury of eastern architects who selected the victors by State Representative Laurence H. Norton at Wade Park manor.
- The memorials are a bridge at the village of Eyne, crossing the Scheldt river in Belgium; a clock tower at Montfaucon in France, and a gateway at Hattonchatel, France.
Funds to Be Obtained
- Necessary funds for erection of the memorials are expected to be derived from an appropriation bill fir $150,000 introduced in the general assembly Tuesday by Norton. Other funds will come from allocation of the balance of the Ohio sesqui-centennial fund.
- First prize for each of the monuments carries an agreement for the commission to enter into contract with the winner to design and supervise construction of a memorial. First prize payment will be as follows; for Eyne $500; for Montfaucon and Hattonchatel $350 each. Second prize for Eyne will be $350 and the third prize $150. Second prize for Montfaucon and Hattonchatel each will be $200 and the third prize is $100.
- Winners were as follows:
- For the bridge at Eyne: first prize, Walker & Weeks, Cleveland; second prize, Rudolph Stanley-Brown, George R. Harris and Alexander C. Robison, Cleveland; third prize, Philip Linsley Small and Charles Bacon Rowley, Cleveland.
- For the clock tower at Montfaucon: first prize, Robert R. Reeves, Columbus; second prize, Philip Linsley Small, Cleveland; third prize, George Marshall Martin and Russell S. Potter, Cincinnati.
- For the gateway at Hattonchatel: First prize, Rudolph Stanley-Brown, Cleveland; second prize, George Marshall Martin and Russell S. Potter, Cincinnati; third prize, Philip Linsley Small and Charles Bacon Rowley, Cleveland.
Choosing Committee Listed
- The architects who selected the prize winners were Paul Cret of France and Philadelphia, Philip Goodwin and Benjamin W. Morris, prominent New York architects, and Abram Garfield of Cleveland.
- Those in attendance at the diner included Abram Garfield, Gen. John R. McQuigg, former nation commander of the American Legion; Carmi A. Thompson; Lawrence R. Norton, Mayor John D. Marshall, Col. Ralph R. White, Ben Karr, Benedict Crowell, assistant secretary of war under President Wilson; Bascom Little, Representative Gilbert Morgan, Col. Frank C. Gerlach, Col. Otto Miller, Francis Bacon, director of the Cleveland School of Architecture; Maj. Earl C. McCreary and newspapermen.