Photographs of
Chester
War Memorial

WW1     1914 – 1918
WW2     1939 – 1945
Korea     1950 – 1953
Afghanistan     2002


Monument

Chester
Lunenburg County
Nova Scotia

Located on the Parade, South Street at Central Street

GPS location:   44°32'11"N   64°14'33"W




Chester: war memorial monument, general view looking north-east
Photographed on 31 October 2002


Chester: war memorial monument, general view looking north
Photographed on 31 October 2002


Chester: war memorial monument, sculpture by Massey Rhind
Sculpture by J. Massey Rhind (1860-1936)
Photographed on 30 April 2003


Chester: war memorial monument, west face
West face
Photographed on 31 October 2002


Chester: war memorial monument, plaque on west face
Plaque on west face
Photographed on 4 November 2002


Chester: war memorial monument, north face
North face
Photographed on 30 April 2003


Chester: war memorial monument, north face upper plaque
Upper plaque on north face
Photographed on 30 April 2003


Chester: war memorial monument, north face lower plaque
Lower plaque on north face
Photographed on 31 October 2002


Chester: war memorial monument, south face
South face
Photographed on 4 November 2002


Memorial Plaque Unveiled
November 2nd, 2003

N.S. adds 'friendly fire' victim to cenotaph
by the CBC, 03 Nov 2002   0:15:18
For the first time in more than half a century, a small
community in Nova Scotia has added the name of
a young soldier to the local war memorial...
    http://www.cbc.ca/storyview/CBC/2002/11/02/memorial_021102



Chester: war memorial monument, upper plaque on south face
Upper plaque on south face
Photographed on 20 March 2003


Chester: war memorial monument, south flagpole
South flagpole
Photographed on 4 November 2002


Also see:   Chester Bronze Cannons





Links to Relevant Websites

Chester war memorial by the South Shore Genealogical Society
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~nslssgs/chester.htm


The National Silver (Memorial) Cross Mother for 2002 by the Royal Canadian Legion
Mrs. Doreen Coolen, the mother of the late Private Richard Anthony Green
    http://www.legion.ca/asp/docs/feature/SilverCross_e.asp


Mrs. Doreen Coolen: 2002 Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother by Veterans Affairs Canada
    http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/clients/sub.cfm?source=collections/books/silver02


N.S. adds 'friendly fire' victim to cenotaph by the CBC
For the first time in more than half a century, a small community in Nova Scotia
has added the name of a young soldier to the local war memorial...
    http://www.cbc.ca/storyview/CBC/2002/11/02/memorial_021102


Doreen Coolen to lay wreath in Ottawa by the CBC
Chester, Nova Scotia, held a special memorial service at the cenotaph so that
she could take part. Her son's name was added to the memorial early because
residents of Chester knew Coolen would be in Ottawa on November 11th...
    http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2002/11/10/remembrance_mom021110

Chester Heritage Society
    http://www.chesterbound.com/heritage.html


Other Sculptures by
John Massey Rhind
(1860-1936)

New Glasgow War Memorial New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
    /pictouco/newglaswar.html


Halifax war memorial The Cenotaph, Grand Parade, Halifax
    /hfxrm/hfxwarmem.html


National McKinley Birthplace Memorial Niles, Trumbull County, Ohio
William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States.
    http://www.mckinley.lib.oh.us/memorial.htm


Grant's Tomb New York City
    http://www.grantstomb.org/ov3.html


Bust of Judge James Monroe Jackson, Sr. Parkersburg, West Virginia
    http://www.eg.bucknell.edu/~hyde/jackson/JamesMJackson.html


Moses Smiting the Rock Washington Park, Albany, New York
    http://www.albany.edu/~jg7712/isp523/neighborhood.html


Statue of Crawford W. Long
National Statuary Hall Collection, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.
    http://www.aoc.gov/cc/art/nsh/long_c.htm


Corning Memorial Fountain Hartford, Connecticut
    http://www.bushnellpark.org/poi/corning.html


Statue of Stephen Girard Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia's greatest philanthropist
    http://www.philart.net/images/large/girard.jpg


Statue of Tedyuscung Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    http://www.philart.net/images/large/tedy1.jpg


Dr. Benjamin Franklin Stephenson Indiana Plaza, Washington, D.C.
    http://www.kittytours.org/thatman2/search.asp?subject=16


Apollo Fountain Georgian Court College, Lakewood, New Jersey
The Apollo Fountain, designed by John Massey Rhind, was a
birthday gift in 1902 for George Gould's wife...
    http://www.georgian.edu/gcc_photos/statues/apollo.htm


Erskine Memorial Fountain Grant Park, Atlanta, Georgia
...Mrs. Ward commissioned New York sculptor J. Massey Rhind to
create a fountain that would serve as a public memorial to her father.
Rhind was a very distinguished artist. Commisssioned by William
Waldorf Astor, he had designed the famous memorial doors of
Trinity Church in New York in honor of Astor's deceased father.
Rhind came to Atlanta for the fountain's formal unveiling and was
on hand to receive compliments on his creation, which was then
considered to be one of Atlanta's most notable landmarks...
    http://gpconservancy.org/page.asp?itemid=7428&siteid=113


Colleoni Clinton Park, Newark, New Jersey
High atop a massive pedestal is J. Massey Rhind's exact replica of
Andrea de Verrocchio's 15th century equestrian statue in Venice, Italy,
of Bartolomeo Colleoni, a Venetian warrior. This work was donated to
the city by Christian Feigenspan, a brewer who lived nearby, and
unveiled during Newark's 250th anniversary in 1916. Feigenspan
commissioned the work after Rhind, who also did the 1912 George
Washington statue in Washington Park, told him that the Colleoni
was the most beautiful sculpture in the world...
    http://www.guide2newark.com/images/colleoni.JPG


Statue of Peter Stuyvesant 866 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey
    http://www.njcu.edu/programs/jchistory/
        Pages/S_Pages/Stuyvesant_Peter.htm


Cover of Carnegie Magazine, 1992 Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
An early photo of two muses, part of the allegorical groups created by
sculptor John Massey Rhind as spirits presiding over The Carnegie.
    http://www.clpgh.org/exhibit/neighborhoods/oakland/oakcen12.html


Fountain At the Northeast corner of 21st & Ball, Galveston, Texas
    http://www.islandofgalveston.com/FountainsStatuesEtc/
        RosenbergFountains/Fountain21stBall.shtml


View 1: Statue of Maj. Gen. Abner Doubleday Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
    http://www.gb1863.com/432.JPG

View 2: Statue of Maj. Gen. Abner Doubleday Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
    http://www.gb1863.com/433.JPG


One Hundred Broadway 100 Broadway, New York City
Prominently sited at the southeast corner of Broadway and Pine Street,
opposite Trinity Church, the building stands in the heart of the
New York financial district ... Clad in Maine granite, the
twenty-four story building features a rich neo-Renaissance
decorative scheme that incorporates Greek elements such as the
Ionic entrance colonnade and the severe classical sculptural figures,
designed by J. Massey Rhind, at the third story...
    http://www.100broadway.com/history.html


Statue of John Wanamaker City Hall Plaza, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
For the east plaza of City Hall the well-known sculptor John Massey Rhind
created a bronze of John Wanamaker, the eminent department-store owner and
civic leader. The statue faces east towards the store that Wanamaker founded.
    http://www.phila.gov/fairpark/pennSquare1.htm







Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
    /remem/plaques.html



Chester bronze cannons Chester bronze cannons Chester
    /lunenco/chesbronzcann.html


Norwegian war memorial at Chester Norwegian war memorial at Chester Chester
    /lunenco/norchest.html


Chester firemen memorial Chester volunteer firemen memorial Chester
    /lunenco/chesfire.html


Chester Legion cannons Chester Legion cannons Chester
    /lunenco/cheslgn.html


New Ross war memorial New Ross war memorial New Ross
    /lunenco/rossmem.html


Chester Basin war memorial Chester Basin war memorial Chester Basin
    /lunenco/chbasinm.html


Western Shore war memorial Western Shore war memorial Western Shore
    /lunenco/weshore.html


Military Engineers: Gold River Bridge Military Engineers Gold River Bridge
    /lunenco/goldriver.html


Military Engineers: Martins River Bridge Military Engineers Martins River Bridge
    /lunenco/martinsriver.html


M.R. Sabourin memorial plaque M.R. Sabourin memorial plaque Northwest Cove
    /lunenco/sabourinmem.html


Hubbards war memorial Hubbards war memorial Hubbards
    /hfxrm/hubbmem.html


Riverport war memorial Riverport war memorial Riverport
    /lunenco/riverport.html


Mosher memorial Mosher memorial Lower LaHave
    /lunenco/moshermem.html


Five Houses cannon Five Houses cannon Lower LaHave
    /lunenco/5housescann.html


Veterans' Memorial Bridge Bridgewater
    /lunenco/bridgelahave.html


Parkdale-Maplewood war memorial Parkdale-Maplewood war memorial Parkdale-Maplewood
    /lunenco/parkmaple.html


Montbeliard monument Montbeliard monument Lunenburg
    /lunenco/montbeliard.html


Blockhouse Hill cannon Blockhouse Hill cannon Lunenburg
    /lunenco/blockhsecann.html


Camp Norway memorial Camp Norway memorial Lunenburg
    /lunenco/norwaycmp.html


Fort Point monument Fort Point monument LaHave
    /lunenco/lahavefpm.html


Riverport: John Philip Ritcey monument Ritcey monument Riverport
    /lunenco/ritceymon.html


Swissair Flight 111 Memorial, Bayswater Swissair Flight 111 Memorial Bayswater
    /lunenco/swissbaysw.html



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First uploaded to the Internet:   2002 November 02
Better photographs installed:   2003 April 20
Additional photographs installed:   2003 May 04
Better photographs installed:   2003 May 31
Bronze cannon photos moved to new location:   2003 November 16
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