Yale Alumni War MemorialCurrently Open
- Address: Yale University, Hewitt Quadrangle/ Beinecke Plaza, New Haven, CT 06511, USA, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 00:15 Mins
- Tags: Memorial, Family And Kids, University
The Yale Alumni War Memorial was constructed by the alumni of the Yale University of the year 1926-27. Not many people know the contribution of the Yale students in World War I. Did you know around 9,500 Yale students served in the war? Today, it still stands on the Yale grounds next to the central dining hall called Commons and has found its own importance in the city’s urban space.
The monument was completed in 1901 and originally consisted of a cenotaph with carvings that represent liberty and peace amidst a chaos of war tank and guns. In 1908, the Ledyard Flagstaff was added to this monument dedicated to the Yale alumni who lost his life in the Spanish-American War. The memorial is designed with the help of Everett V. Meeks- the Dean of Yale School of the Fine Arts during that time. The central Corinthian colonnade bears the names of the battles in which Yale lost their alumni. The design of the memorial is rather unique with Art Deco carvings seen prominently on the sandstone.
How to Reach Yale Alumni War Memorial
- By Bus: Whitney Ave and Opp Sachem St
- By taking a Taxi
- By walking
- By renting a Bike
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