Hall of Memory

Local nameHall of Memory
LocationBirmingham, United Kingdom

The Hall of Memory in Centenary Square, Birmingham, England, designed by S. N. Cooke and W. N. Twist, is a war memorial erected 1922–25, by John Barnsley and Son, to commemorate the 12,320 Birmingham citizens who died in World War I.Built directly over a filled-in canal basin of Gibson's Arm, it was the first structure in an area purchased by the council for the creation of a grand civic scheme to include new council offices, the mayor's residence, a public library, and a concert hall. The scheme was abandoned after the commencement of World War II with only half of the planned Baskerville House having been built.

Made from Portland stone, from the Isle of Portland in Dorset, the foundation stone was laid by HRH The Prince of Wales on 12 June 1923 and it was opened by Prince Arthur of Connaught on 4 July 1925 to a crowd of 30,000. Construction had cost £60,000 and was funded through public donations.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hall_of_Memory,_Birmingham

Official Website http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/hom

Address (Unnamed Road), Birmingham B3 3, United Kingdom

Coordinates 52°28'45.928" N -1°54'25.471" E

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