Stop #1: World War I Monument (Obelisk), Walnut Hill Park, New Britain
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Stop #2: New Britain Spanish-American War Memorial
Delbert Perry, Robert George Eberhard
The New Britain Spanish-American War Memorial was designed by Delbert Perry and he was assisted by Earl Bishop and William H. Allen Co., all of New Britain. The sculptor for the bronze relief plaques was Robert George Eberhard, a professor of sculpture at Yale. Alderman W.H. Judd, the Chairman of the Common Council which awarded the commission, stated that “the monument, although in the form of a lighthouse, is still designed as a monument, and the committee selected this type of memorial because under the shadows of the Morro Castle light, the Maine was sunk, an act which aroused the whole country and caused the declaration of war by Congress."Start Here
New Britain, Connecticut has a proud history of creation of distinctive public parks and monuments. Frederick Law Olmstead designed Walnut Hill Park and Ernest Flagg designed the Civil War Memorial. The New Britain Museum of American Art is an outstanding collection dedicated to American art and has many sculptures displayed to the public on the lawns and terraces around the museum.
Starting at stop #1, this Driving tour is miles long.
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