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  • Monument Name

    Evergreen Cemetery Veterans' Rest Fountain, Charlotte

  • Type

    Fountain

  • Subjects

    Veterans of Multiple Wars

  • City

    Charlotte

  • County

    Mecklenburg

  • Description

    The granite rest fountain sits about four feet high and features a bronze eagle affixed atop a small pool of water. The base of the fountain is a granite square and each of the four faces feature an inscription. No water was flowing through the statue and it appears to be turned off. There is an American flag on top of a pole right next to the fountain. Four smaller granite markers sit inside the traffic circle along with the granite fountain.

    Images: Front view of the fountain | Rear view | Right inscription | Left inscription | Rear inscription

  • Inscription

    Front: VETERANS' REST

    Right: THIS PLOT DEDICATED FOR BURIAL / OF VETERANS OF ALL WARS BY CITY / OF CHARLOTTE AND MECKLENBURG / COUNTY.

    Rear: SPONSORED BY MECKLENBURG / COUNTY COUNCIL OF AMERICAN / LEGION IN YEAR 1948

    Left: COMMITTEE / JAMES M. YANDLE, CHAIRMAN / WALTER J. BLACK / GEO. B. LIVINGSTON / J. MACK MUNDAY / BRUCE WINGATE

  • Custodian

    City Of Charlotte, NC

  • Dedication Date

    1948

  • Decade

    1940s

  • Supporting Sources

      "Evergreen Cemetery Veterans' Rest Fountain - Charlotte, NC," Waymarking.com, (accessed June 12, 2014) Link

      Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. "Cemeteries of Mecklenburg County: Evergreen Cemetery," The Charlotte - Mecklenburg Story, (accessed April 18, 2016) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite, Bronze eagle

  • Sponsors

    Mecklenburg County Council of American Legion: James M. Yandle, Walter J. Black, Geo. B. Livingston, J. Mack Munday, Bruce Wingate

  • Subject Notes

    The rest fountain was constructed shortly after WWII, but is described to remember veterans of all wars. The fountain was designed to be a peaceful place for veterans to visit when seeing loved ones at the cemetery.

  • Location

    Located in the middle of a traffic circle in the interior of the Evergreen Cemetery.

  • Landscape

    Grass surrounds the fountain along with a landscaped walking path for visitors.

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