Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1808/06/03 Jefferson Davis Born Jefferson Davis is born in Fairview, Christian (now Todd) County, Kentucky
1917/00/00 Major S F Crecelius Engineer Construction begins on of the world's tallest concrete obelisk, designed by S F Crecelius and built by contractor C G Gregg of Louisville with a bid of $75,000
1918/10/00 At a height of 175 feet, construction is halted on the Jefferson Davis Monument in the fall of 1918 due to the rationing of building materials during World War 1.
1922/01/00 Construction restarted on the Jefferson Davis Monument.
1924/00/00 The Jefferson Davis Monument is finished for a cost of $200,000.

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Particulars for Jefferson Davis Monument:
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Engineering
Area of Significance Military
Historic Use Monument, Marker
Level of Significance National
Structure Obelisk
Criteria Person
Area of Significance Politics-government
Level of Significance State
Sight Category Structure

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 73000849
Resource Type:
Owner: State
Architect: Crecelius,Major S.F.; Gregg,G.R.
Architectural Style: Other
Attribute: Obelisk
Level of Significance: National; State
Area of Significance: Military, Engineering, Politics-government
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering, Person
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Significant Year: c 1917
Associated People: Davis,Jefferson
Historic Function: Recreation and Culture
Historic Sub-Function: Monument, Marker
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Monument, Marker

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