The shape of the Durham WWI monument is unusual. It is a rectangular monument with curved embellishments on its sides. Near the top of the memorial is a an American flag shield. A palm branch is carved above a list of Durham residents who died during the war.
Front face: DEDICATED / TO THOSE WHO SERVED IN / THE WORLD WAR / 1917-1919 / ROLL OF THE HONORED DEAD / [A list of Durham residents who died during World War I]
Anderson, Jean Bradley. Durham County: a history of Durham County, North Carolina, (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1990), 298
"Durham County World War I Memorial," Waymarking.com, (accessed February, 15, 2012)
Materials & Techniques
The Junior Order of United American Mechanics
Located in front of the Durham County courthouse, this monument stands next to the Durham County World War II and the Durham County Korea and Vietnam Veterans Monuments.
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