World War I Court of Honor Memorial

LOCATION: ROLE:
St. Louis, Missouri General Contractor
SIZE: MARKET:
4,700 SF Municipal / Government
CLIENT: DESIGNER:
American Legion Pose 15 Ottolino Winters Huebner
PROJECT SUMMARY:
In the early 1920’s, the Gold Star Mothers of St. Louis were creating a memorial to honor the sons and daughters of St. Louis who had lost their lives serving their country in World War I. The memorial included 1185 bronze plaques that were set into the boulevard of Kingshighway with sycamore trees planted by the City of St. Louis.  In the 1980’s, significant changes were made to Kingshighway and the bronze plaques were in jeopardy of being thrown away.

Rollo-Calcaterra American Legion Post 15 saved 752 of the bronze plaques and documented those that were lost forever.  They funded the creation and building of this beautiful memorial which was originally dedicated, Sept. 20, 2012.  Orf Construction was honored to be a part of this wonderful project.

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