Memorial Hall, Windsor Locks (1890)

March 31st, 2011 Posted in Monuments, Public Buildings, Romanesque Revival, Windsor Locks

Memorial Hall in Windsor Locks was dedicated in 1890 in honor of the town’s Civil War veterans. Funds for the building‘s construction were provided by Charles E. Chaffee, a textile manufacturer. Soldiers Memorial Hall originally housed the J.H. Converse Post, No. 67, Grand Army of the Republic. The Post, formed in 1884, was named for Major Joseph H. Converse, who was killed in action at the Battle of Cold Harbor, on June 4, 1864. Memorial Hall was designed by Frederick S. Newman in the Richardsonian Romanesque style (Newman also designed the Linden apartments in Hartford and the Chicopee Bank in Springfield) The museum inside the Hall now honors Windsor Locks veterans of all wars and the building hosts the town’s American Legion post. Memorial Hall is open to visitors by guided tour.

  1. 2 Responses to “Memorial Hall, Windsor Locks (1890)”

  2. By Seth Winkleman on Mar 31, 2011

    What a beautiful building! Is that a slate roof?

  3. By Jason Ackley on Apr 14, 2016

    I’m posting a comment while inside this here building.

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