(Draft version. Please visit the conference website for the latest version of the programme: https://www.kolonialismus.uni-hamburg.de/confronting-the-colonial-past/)
12:00 – 13:30 Registration
13:30 – 14:00 Opening of Conference
- Welcoming Remarks: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Zimmerer (University of Hamburg)
14:00 – 16:00 Panel I: Contributions
I would like to invite my fellow scholars to visit my site The Memorial Project. This is a new, ongoing project to use photography to dosuments and interrogate public memory and American memorial practice. All content is mine, and all the photographs are captured on film (mostly Ilford Delta 400), a technology that is itself an artifact of history and memory.
The site for Bridgeton's City Hall (now vacant) was purchased in 1921 with $11,000 that had been donated for a WW I memorial. The building itself was not constructed until 1932, and was paid for by the city.
Ventnor City Hall was paid for at least in part by WW I memorial funds, and has (or had) a second floor room dedicated to the use of veterans.
Thank you to everyone for their replies to my question. I should clarify that I am specifically interested in 'seats of government' - as in town or city halls. What inspired the question was a claim that Carteret's town hall is the last remaining one in New Jersey dedicated to World War One.
Wyckoff NJ (Bergen County) has Memorial Field outside of the township municipal building. I don't know if the municipal building itself is a memorial.
In the years following the First World War, some towns built new "memorial" municipal buildings, dedicated to the memory of those who served in "The Great War." I know that there were some in New Jersey, including some that have since been demolished.
I am looking for a list of such First World War-era memorial municipal buildings in New Jersey and which are still standing - I know, for example, Woodbridge had one that was demolished and that Carteret still has one standing. Are/were there any others?