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Victory Monument

   
Victory Monumentloupe
3500 S. Martin Luther Kind Dr
Chicago
IL
USA
60653
1928; 1936 (doughboy added)
Leonard Crunelle
 

Victory Monument

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaque The Victory Monument honors the Eighth Regiment of the Illinois National Guard, an African-American unit that served in France during World War I. It is located in the Black Metropolis-Bronzeville District in the Douglas community area of Chicago, Illinois. It was designated a Chicago Landmark on September 9, 1998. The structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 30, 1986. An annual Memorial Day ceremony is held at the monument.

Single figure -- soldier
Bronze
Granite
1926
1936
IAS 75004357
A white granite shaft topped with a bronze doughboy sculpture. On the monument's shaft are three bronze relief panels depicting life-sized figures. (Victory Panel:) Left full-length profile of a Classically draped African-American female figure representing motherhood. In her hand she holds a branch symbolizing Victory. (Columbia Panel:) Full-length Classically draped female figure with a helmet on her head. In her proper left hand she holds a tablet inscribed with the names of battles in which African-American soldiers fought. (African-American Soldier Panel:) A bare chested African-American soldier of the 370th Infantry, which fought in Fr! ance, standing with an eagle in left profile in front of him.[3]
American Bronze Company
Charles G. Blake Company
Built to honor the Eighth Regiment of the Illinois National Guard, an African-American unit that served in France during World War I.
Victory Monument 1926. Installed 1927. Dedicated 1928. Doughboy cast 1928. Installed: 1936
Chicago Park District