Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Military Memorial Monument in the Cultural Plaza (images below). On the agenda at the HRPB tonight.

UPDATE: This monument was approved unanimously by the HRPB (4-0) following a short discussion and public input (no opposition).

Information from the Historic Resource Preservation Board (HRPB) agenda:

The Applicant has submitted plans for the construction of a new 6′  ×  5′-6″ Military Memorial Monument, and an associated 9′-4″  ×  17′-2″ paver hardscape area with two benches. The Rotary Club of Lake Worth is sponsoring funding the Military Memorial Monument. The monument will be constructed of granite and will sit on a poured concrete pad. The paved area and two benches will be installed in conjunction with the monument in order to facilitate viewing and access to the monument. The monument is intended to honor all military veterans.

Rendering of the Military Memorial Monument.
Click on image to enlarge:
See below for the proposed location of this monument in the Cultural Plaza.

The HRPB meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6:00 in City Hall. From “Public Hearings” on next Wednesday’s agenda is item E2:

Consideration of a request by the City of Lake Worth, Public Services Department, for a minor site plan amendment and a Certificate of Appropriateness for new construction of a Military Memorial Monument, on the property located at 414 Lake Avenue (City Hall Annex). The subject property is located in the Public (P) Zoning District and the Old Town Local Historic District.

This military memorial honors the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine. This memorial will have the words:

[THIS DAY] 2017

It should be noted the City of Lake Worth and the Lake Worth Lagoon are both named in honor of General William Jenkins Worth.

[The Love Of Country Leads Me].
Use this link to learn more about General William Jenkins Worth (1794–1849). The cities of Fort Worth, TX and Lake Worth, TX are also named in honor of General Worth.

More historical background from the HRPB agenda: The subject property at 414 Lake Avenue contains the City Hall Annex building, a large public plaza, fountain, pergolas, and public green space. The two-story Annex building was designed by architect Floyd King and constructed in 1929.

The memorial will be located on the Lake Ave. side of the Cultural Plaza (near the southwest corner of the City Hall Annex building).

Click on image to better see this monument location.
Note the red box with yellow hash marks. This military marker will also include two benches.