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  • Monument Name

    World War Two Memorial, Lowell

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    World War II

  • City

    Lowell

  • County

    Gaston

  • Description

    The memorial is an upright rectangular granite slab with a shallow pyramid top on a single base. The total height is about eight feet. Incised above the inscription is large American Eagle with spread wings.

    Images: Far-off view

  • Inscription

    ERECTED 1950 / BY / THE CITIZENS OF LOWELL / IN HONOR OF / THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO / SERVED IN WORLD WAR II

    THOSE WHO PAID / THE SUPREME SACRIFICE / [Left column] ROBERT Q. FORD, JR. / RUBEN W. RECTOR / JAMES T. BROOME / BROADUS M. CALDWELL / EUGENE F. STROUPE / EARL FYRE /

    [Right column] ROBERT F. HAND / CHARLES W. NIPPER / LOWRY REED WILSON, JR. / S. OTTO RECTOR / CLYDE E. PEELER / HANSIL DELLINGER

  • Custodian

    City of Lowell

  • Dedication Date

    June 1950

  • Decade

    1950s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.266740 , -81.101390 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Jenkins, Alice. “War Memorial Is Dedicated,” The Gastonia Gazette (Gastonia, NC), June 10, 1950

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    Citizens of Lowell

  • Location

    Lowell City Hall is located at the corner of S. Main Street and W. 1 st Street. The monument is to the right of City Hall on W. 1st Street, a few feet off the side walk in front of a parking lot.

  • Landscape

    The memorial stands on the parking lot lawn, under shady trees.

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