Civil War Memorial, photo taken 1969
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Civil War Memorial
Monument Park, bounded by Maumee, Park Place East, Park Place West, and Church streets, Adrian - Lenawee County
Property Type monument
Historic Use RECREATION AND CULTURE
Current Use RECREATION AND CULTURE
Style Other
Architect/Builder BENJAMIN LATROBE
Narrative Description The Civil War Memorial is a single stone Ionic column surmounted by an urn standing on an three tiered octagonal pedestal. The base of the pedestal bears the inscription "1870, erected by citizens of Adrian in memory of our fallen soldiers." Eight bronze tablets are placed around the base, inscribed with the names of eighty-four local soldiers and the regiments to which they belonged.
Statement of Significance The Civil War Monument column is unique because of its historical significance to the cities of both Adrian and Philadelphia. It is the only surviving fragment of the Bank of Pennsylvania (it was one of six columns on the bank's eastern portico), which is considered the first example of Greek Revival architecture in the United States. Designed by Benjamin H. Latrobe, it was demolished in 1868. Through the efforts of the Adrian representatives in the U.S. Congress and the Adrian Monument Association, the column was obtained from the bank prior to its demolition and erected on July 4, 1870, at a cost of $10,000 to commemorate Adrian's fallen soldiers.
Period of Significance 1866-1900
Significant Date(s) 1801, 1870
Registry Type(s) 06/29/1972 National Register listed
08/13/1971 State Register listed
Site ID# P23888