Concord Bell Memorial

Integrating the USS CONCORD Bell into the Veterans’ Memorial Park

The Concord Rotary Club initiated a design process for locating the USS Concord Bell within the context of the Veterans’ Memorial Park in downtown Concord, Massachusetts.

The committee members met on numerous occasions and prepared a list of design goals and design criteria focused on elements of community enhancement, sustainability and maintainability and preservation of the historic character of Concord.

  • The design criteria included the following:
  • Locate the USS Concord Bell in a prominent, visible, approachable location.
  • Retain the existing central monuments and brick walks.
  • Clean up the landscaping behind the existing stone wall and re-landscape
  • Provide a drinking/bottle fill fountain and bicycle rack in an accessible location.
  • Provide plantings to soften the blank wall of the commercial building on the west side of this park space.
  • Maintain the historic character of the area in the selection of new materials.
  • Specify materials that are easy to maintain and durable through New England winters.

Design Focus

Cultural Landscape
Public Open Space • Community Interaction

Concord Bell Memorial
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