Battle of Charlotte Memorial Fountain, Charlotte
R.E. Scoggins: Charlotte Marble and Granite Works, Builder
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
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.”
City of Charlotte
June 17, 1918
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Silver Grey Georgia marble
Daughters of the American Revolution, Battle of Charlotte Chapter
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.
The marker is located at Trade Street and Elizabeth Avenue near their intersection with McDowell Street, Charlotte, NC.
The sculpture stands in a grass area off of Elizabeth Street between the sidewalk and a large parking structure.