MAY DESIGN INTERVENTION – Carving History Into Architecture

The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg is just eight weeks away, on June 30th. The three-day Gettysburg Battle is considered by many historians to be the turning point of the Civil War.  The four-year conflict between the North and South, from1861 to 1865, has been memorialized by hundreds of small towns, villages and cities across the country through the commissioning, construction and dedication of soldier and sailor monuments.   Lancaster City was no exception, and on July 4th, 1874, dedicated its own Soldiers and Sailors Monument.   Standing 43-feet tall, the Gothic Revival design utilizes fine-grained Rhode Island granite for the pillar and pedestal, and occupies the exact location where the original Lancaster County Courthouse stood from 1739 to about 1859.   Read more at Lancaster Newspapers On-line