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  • Monument Name

    Battle of Charlotte Memorial Fountain, Charlotte

  • Type

    Fountain

  • Subjects

    Revolutionary War, 1775-1783

  • Creator

    R.E. Scoggins: Charlotte Marble and Granite Works, Builder

  • City

    Charlotte

  • County

    Mecklenburg

  • Description

    The gray marble fountain stands approximately three feet in height on a rectangular double base, which measures approximately two feet by three feet in size. The memorial consists of two tiers - a lower rectangular tier with the fountain bowl attached to the front and a second rectangular, gable top tier. This upper tier holds the spinning wheel insignia of the Daughters of The American Revolution carved in relief above the inscription.

    When first placed the fountain stood on a since removed marble platform twenty feet by six feet with two marble benches at either end. Additionally, a nearby rectangular plaque includes an inscription relating to the memorial.

    Images: Street view with the memorial fountain

  • Inscription

    DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION / IN COMMEMORATION / OF / THE BATTLE OF CHARLOTTE / SEPT. 26, 1780 / ERECTED BY THE BATTLE OF CHARLOTTE CHAPTER OF DAUGHTERS / OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION / 1918 / “FOR GOD AND MY COUNTRY I STAND.”

  • Custodian

    City of Charlotte

  • Dedication Date

    June 17, 1918

  • Decade

    1910s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.219990 , -80.834800 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Beaty, Artie. "Liberty Walk," About Charlotte (accessed June 20, 2014) Link

      Blythe, LeGette and Charles Brockman. "Charlotte in Time of War" in Hornets' Nest. Book II (Charlotte Mecklenburg Library: 1961), (accessed January 23, 2017) Link

      Blythe, LeGette and Charles Brockman. "Some of the Principal Historical Markers, Monuments and Tablets of Charlotte and Mecklenburg" in Hornets' Nest. Appendix (Charlotte Mecklenburg Library: 1961), (accessed January 23, 2017) Link

      David A. Norris and Daniel W. Barefoot. 2006. "Charlotte, Battle of," NCpedia.org (accessed June 20, 2014) Link

      Finger, Mrs. Gordon. “Battle of Charlotte Fountain to Be Presented to City Monday,” The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC), June 16, 1918

      North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. "The Battle of Charlotte," This Day in North Carolina History Link

      Smithsonian American Art Museum. "Battle of Charlotte Memoria, (sculpture)," Art Inventories Catalog (accessed June 20, 2014) Link

      “Beautiful Fountain to Be Presented City Tomorrow; Presentation Exercises Followed by Dinner,” The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC), June 16, 1918

      “Unveil Marker on Scene of Battle of Charlotte,” The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC), June 18, 1918

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Silver Grey Georgia marble

  • Sponsors

    Daughters of the American Revolution, Battle of Charlotte Chapter

  • Monument Cost

    $550

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    Music for the day was provided by the aviation depot band from Camp Green. The fountain was presentation to the city of Charlotte by Mrs. Gordon Finger, regent of the Battle of Charlotte Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. It was accepted on behalf of the city by Mayor Frank R. McNich who made the address for the day. After the ceremony dinner was served at Myers Park Country Club for 20 to 30 dignitaries and officers from Camp Green.

  • Location

    The marker is located at Trade Street and Elizabeth Avenue near their intersection with McDowell Street, Charlotte, NC.

  • Landscape

    The sculpture stands in a grass area off of Elizabeth Street between the sidewalk and a large parking structure.

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