Maryland Historical Trust

Aging World War I monument in Towson receiving needed repairs

Aging World War I monument in Towson receiving needed repairs

A group seeking to repair a 97-year-old monument in downtown Towson that honors the lives of Baltimore Countians who served in the armed forces during World War I has exceeded its fundraising goal of $50,000.

The Baltimore Monuments Commission, a nonprofit composed of volunteer representatives from veterans groups, residents and local government, will repair the monument, The Wayside Cross, and hopes to repair other monuments in Baltimore County with the money it has collected, according to Mike Lawlor, the commission’s chairman.

The cross, which was erected in 1920 and is located near the intersection of York Road and Shealey Avenue, is the site of annual Memorial Day and...

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