St Luke's Church 1921Evanston's oldest War Memorial is at St Luke's Episcopal Church and was dedicated in 1921. It is the only memorial that commemorates World War One. It is also the largest memorial and is integrated into the design of the church.
A granite boulder with a bronze plaque attached commemorates the planting of an elm tree on Armistice Day (November 11) 1921. The tree is long gone, a victim of Dutch Elm Disease, which killed most of Evanston's American Elm Trees. The memorial is extensive and includes the figure of a dough boy and a cloister displays the names of five church members who died in World War One. It also lists the battles in which The American Expeditionary Forces participated.
|The World War One Dough boy watches the courtyard below him.|
|The stones on the cloister are labeled with the names of the church members who died in the War and the major battles.|
Patriot Park 1929
|The War Memorial in Patriot Park on Evanston's Lakefront.|
"May the memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice live forever in the Hearts of the People."
|The soldiers of all the wars march||around the||frieze.|
|Below the frieze is a list of 41 residents of Evanston who died in World War One.|
Fountain Square 1949
|War Memorial in Evanston's Fountain Square, installed in 1949.|
Fountain Square 1976In honor of the Bicentennial of the United States in 1976, Fountain Square was redesigned again. The granite fountain was removed and replaced by a three fountain complex with three brick piers which listed the names of Evanston residents who died in the wars, starting with the Civil War and ending with the War in Viet Nam.
|War Memorial, dedicated in 1976, in honor of the Bicentennial.|
The tallest pier, in the center, lists those who died in World War Two, the pier to the left lists those who perished in the Civil War, Spanish American War and World War One. The pier on the right list those who died in the War in Viet Nam.
This fountain complex is now in disrepair, and plans are underway to rebuild the Memorial and restructure Fountain Square.