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  • Monument Name

    World Wars I & II Memorial, Eden

  • Type


  • Subjects

    World War I

    World War II

  • City


  • County


  • Description

    The World Wars I & II Memorial was originally built as a drinking fountain but the spigots, controls and pumps have been removed. The fountain base is a box like structure with the sides made of rough-hewn granite panels. The box’s top which held two spigots is of polished stone. The fountain mechanics would have been hidden inside the box. Narrow rough-hewn columns, double the box height, bracket the box with a shorter third column centered on the box. A lentil connects the three columns and holds the inscription. Total height is approximately eight-feet. Each column has an incised military coat of arms, from left to right Army, Navy, and Marine Corps.

    Images: Rear view | View of the park with the memorial fountain

  • Inscription


  • Custodian

    City of Eden

  • Dedication Date

    May 28, 1950

  • Decade


  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.497910 , -79.769330 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      “A Look at Veterans Memorials in the Triad,”, November 4, 2019, (accessed September 28, 2021) Link

      “Service Memorial to Be Dedicated,” Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC), May 14, 1950

  • Public Site


  • Materials & Techniques


  • Subject Notes

    The city of Eden was incorporated in 1967 through the consolidation of three towns: Leaksville, Spray, and Draper.

  • Location

    The memorial fountain is located at the corner of Bridge St. and Early Ave. in Bridge Street Park. The park's address is 319 N Bridge St, Eden, NC 27288.

  • Landscape

    Bridge Street Park has a recreation center and outdoor basketball and tennis courts. The memorial fountain is surrounded by trees.

  • Relocated


  • Former Locations

    The memorial fountain was first located at Leaksville City Hall. Leaksville, created in 1797, became part of city of Eden in 1967.

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