Bartholomew County Memorial for Veterans

Must-See Downtown Art & Architecture

Bartholomew County Memorial for Veterans

Columbus, Indiana 47203, United States

Created By: Columbus Area Visitors Center

Point of Interest Details

The memorial was designed by Thompson and Rose Architects and received the Boston Society of Architects Unbuilt Architecture Design Award in 1996.

From Charles Rose website:
Situated on Bartholomew County Courthouse Square near entrance to the city; 25 columns of rock-cut Indiana limestone honor the county’s veterans of 20th century wars. The winner of a national design competition, the Veterans Memorial is a grid of limestone pillars: a monolith of rough and naturally textured stone when viewed from afar and - from its interior meditative spaces - a forest of soaring columns separated by narrow passageways. Veterans’ names, letters and diary entries were etched on the smooth surfaces. At night, lights embedded in the base create a dramatic play of light and shadow and illuminate the memorial’s interior.

Materials: Indiana limestone; black granite.

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