County

Cumberland

Location (Address)

Near 32 Foreside Road (Route 88), Falmouth, Maine, close to the parking lot of the Pine Grove School, and across the street from the Pine Grove Cemetery, and St. Mary's Church.

Zip Code

04105

Type

Stone marker

Additional Type

Plaque

Maker/Sculptor

Designed by Huger Elliott

Date Dedicated

1924

Inscriptions

THIS GROUND HAS BEEN GIVEN TO

FALMOUTH FORESIDE FOR THE ENJOYMENT OF

THE PUBLIC * IN MEMORY OF TWO PHILADEL

PHIA BOYS WHO SPENT EIGHTEEN HAPPY

SUMMERS HERE * THESE TWO BOYS WERE VOL

UNTEERS IN THE WORLD WAR AND LOST THEIR

LIVES FIGHTING FOR LIBERTY

HENRY HOWARD HOUSTON WOODWARD

LAFAYETTE FLYING CORPS * FRENCH ARMY

FELL IN COMBAT AT MONTDIDIER * APRIL THE

FIRST * 1918

HENRY HOWARD HOUSTON * 2ND * FIRST

LIEUTENANT * HEADQUARTERS STAFF * 53RD FIELD

ARTILLERY * 28TH DIVISION KILLED IN ACTION

NEAR FISMES * AUGUST THE EIGHTEENTH * 1918

THEIR GRAVES ARE SIDE BY SIDE IN THE AMER

ICAN CEMETERY * SURESNES * NEAR PARIS

Materials

Granite marker with bronze plaque.

Sponsor

George Woodward

Monument Description

This monument demarcates a nature preserve that was given to the town of Falmouth, Maine, by George Woodward in 1924. It is to be preserved forever as a park and forest (in honor of the two men who died in WWI). It is 27 acres of mature forest, with marked trails.

The monument is a smooth granite rectangular base with a curved top, set on top of a granite platform, and surrounded by a stone courtyard with stone walls, stone pavers, and stone benches. Various plantings adorn the courtyard, which is reached by climbing two small sets of wide stone stairs.

FMI: http://www.falmouthme.org/land-management-acquisitions-committee/pages/pine-grove-preserve

Comments

More research needs to be conducted about the gift of the preserve, and the two men it honors.

Monument found by Thomas Durgin

Photographer

Libby Bischof

Date Taken

Summer 7-10-2015

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Keywords

Falmouth, Pine Grove Preserve Memorial, WWI, Maine

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