Shenandoah Memorial – Ava OH

Description

The Shenandoah Memorial in Ava, Ohio was built to honor those lost in a 1925 airship crash that occurred in Noble County. The memorial was constructed with Treasury Department funds. The contractor was George Dodds & Sons Granite Company of Xenia, Ohio. Archival photos suggest the project was completed in September or October 1938.

The memorial, according to Roadside America, “originally stood at the spot where the stern section of the Shenandoah fell to earth, but that was back in the wooded hills where few people could visit. The people of Ava have since moved it to a convenient spot along Hwy 821, two houses north of the Methodist Church. A small metal replica of the Shenandoah floats inside a tall granite archway, surrounded by swirling metal storm clouds ready to rip the airship apart. A weathered bronze plaque lists the names of the dead.”

Source notes

National Archives: Record Group 121-BS: Records of the Public Buildings Service: Completion views of federal buildings (prints) alphabetically by state and thereunder by city, to 1966; Box 67.

https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/10432

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on May 25, 2017.

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Location Info


Rte. 821 / Marietta Rd.
Ava, OH

Location notes: Approx. 230 feet north of the intersection with Town Road 1020 / 100 feet north of int. with Town Road 1022, east/northbound side of road

Coordinates: 39.833273, -81.574190

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