Designer: Harold Van Buren Magonigle
Dedicated: 1921 – site; November 11, 1926-Memorial
Park: Penn Valley Park in Memorial Hill
Description: The Tower rises 217 feet above the main courtyard and 268 feet above the North Lawn. The cylindrical tower is 36 feet in diameter at its base, tapering to 28 feet at the top.
History: In every city of the world, there is one place which is reserved for events of great importance. This civic shrine, sometimes sacred, sometimes patriotic, often both, holds a special place in people’s hearts. In Kansas City, this shrine, a city’s symbol of honor and respect, is the world-famous Liberty Memorial, located on a commanding height dominating PennValleyPark.
The Liberty Memorial was dedicated “in honor of those who served in World War One in defense of liberty and our country.” It remains today as this nation’s only major memorial and museum specializing in the Great War of 1914-1918.