War Memorials of Wisconsin

Memorials in Racine, Wisconsin

There are 7 known memorials in Racine, WI:

Type of Memorial Memorial Photo(s) Location GPS Map(s) Date Obtained
Artillery Confederate 6-pdr. iron field gun Mound Cemetery, Washington Ave (Hwy 20) & West Blvd N 42 43.152'
W 87 48.972'
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Artillery Austro-Hungarian 10cm M. 14 FH field gun Intersection of Washington Ave (Hwy 20), West Blvd, and 12th St. N 42 43.118'
W 87 48.928'
05/30/1929
Artillery 4.2 inch Navy Parrott rifle East gun at Monument Square,
Main St between 5th & 6th
N 42 43.644'
W 87 46.983'
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Artillery 4.2 inch Navy Parrott rifle West gun at Monument Square,
Main St between 5th & 6th
N 42 43.644'
W 87 46.983'
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Artillery M1857 12-pdr. bronze Napoleon field gun North gun at Memorial Building,
Lake Ave between 6th & 7th
N 42 43.582'
W 87 46.890'
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Artillery M1857 12-pdr. bronze Napoleon field gun South gun at Memorial Building,
Lake Ave between 6th & 7th
N 42 43.576'
W 87 46.888'
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Statues Soldiers Monument see below Monument Square,
Main St between 5th & 6th
N 42 43.644'
W 87 46.983'
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Soldiers Monument
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Almost immediately after Racine's Governor Harvey GAR Post #17 was chartered in January 1881, fund raising began for a veterans monument in the city. It was erected at a cost of $8,000 and dedicated July 4, 1884. The granite monument was created by C. Allen Campbell and stands 61 feet tall. There are two 4.2" Navy Parrot rifles at its base. The monument weighs 140 tons. The foundation is stone and concrete and is imbedded six feet in the earth. It is located on Main Street between 5th and 6th Streets.