Monday, June 20, 2011

Camp Washington War Memorial

Camp Washington was once the muster and drill grounds for the First and Second Regiment of the Ohio Volunteers and was an important military location during the Mexican-American War. Camp Washington was also the host of the first Ohio State Fair in 1850. By the 1930’s it had become the home to stockyards and manufacturing in Cincinnati.

Located in the neighborhood park, the Camp Washington War Memorial was created by artist J. Paulding and dedicated in 1920. It is a bronze statue of a World War I soldier on a granite base. The plaque on the front base of the statue has the inscription of the dedication to those who have served during World War I and around the base of the statue inscriptions have been added for World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.

Camp Washington War Memorial
3400 Colerain Avenue, Camp Washington

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