Did you know?
A life sized figure of General U. S. Grant, mounted on a bay horse, is one of the ornamental stained glass windows in the Ward Memorial building. This was used as a decoration during the G. A. R. National Encampment at St. Louis, Mo., in 1887 before being presented to the Soldiers Home.
In November 2011, the window was removed from the Ward Theater for safekeeping until repairs to the theater are complete.
For more information, visit the West Side Soldiers Aid Society’s website on the Historic Soldiers Home District.