Created By: The History Center in Tompkins County
Dedicated in 1932, this Gothic Revival-style cloister between two towers honors Cornellians who died in World War I. The names of major battles are carved above the cloister windows, and insignias of different units in which Cornellians served are scattered throughout the memorial.
A plaque above the door at the north end of the cloister honors "the useful services of Mary Stuart Seaman in Belgium and France from the outbreak of hostilities until the end of the war." Seaman served in field hospitals in Europe and received commendations from the governments of both Belgium and France. Her husband, Louis Livingston Seaman, donated money for the memorial. A Cornell graduate, Dr. Seaman saw distinguished service in seven international conflicts, according to a 1926 Cornell Alumni News article.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Tompkins County Veterans Tour