Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall (St. Cloud, Florida)

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Grand Army of the Republic
Memorial Hall
St Cloud GARM hall01.jpg
Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall (St. Cloud, Florida) is located in Florida
Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall (St. Cloud, Florida)
Location 1101 Massachusetts Avenue
St. Cloud, Florida
Coordinates 28°14′51″N 81°17′5″W / 28.24750°N 81.28472°W / 28.24750; -81.28472Coordinates: 28°14′51″N 81°17′5″W / 28.24750°N 81.28472°W / 28.24750; -81.28472
Built 1914
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 97000097[1]
Added to NRHP February 21, 1997

The Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall is an historic building located at 1101 Massachusetts Avenue in St. Cloud, Florida, in the United States. The city of St. Cloud had been founded by the Grand Army of the Republic or GAR, as a retirement colony for its members. The hall was built in 1914 by members of the GAR as a memorial to the Union Army veterans of the Civil War. It was one of many such halls built in the country. On February 21, 1997, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

National Register listing[edit]

  • Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall ** (added 1997 - Building - #97000097)
  • Also known as G.A.R. Memorial Hall
  • 1101 Massachusetts Ave., St. Cloud
  • Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
  • Architect, builder, or engineer: Chessman, M.W.
  • Architectural Style: Early Commercial
  • Area of Significance: Architecture, Community Planning And Development, Social History
  • Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1925–1949
  • Owner: Private
  • Historic Function: Social
  • Historic Sub-function: Meeting Hall
  • Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Recreation And Culture
  • Current Sub-function: Museum, Professional

Meetings[edit]

The hall was the meeting place of the Lucius L. Mitchell GAR Post No. 34, which was named for the first Union veteran to die in the St. Cloud colony, and which was one of 34 GAR posts in Florida. It is now the meeting place of the Lucius L Mitchell Camp No. 4 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, the successor organization to the Grand Army of the Republic.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 

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