McConnell Playground

No. 9388 Rock where the plaque dedicated to Captain Joseph W. McConnell was located

The playground at Savin Hilll Beach is named McConnell Playground for Captain Joseph W. McConnel, who was killed in World War I.  The playground is designation as a hero’s square.

Captain Joseph W. McConnell Monument

Dedicated September 11, 1921, this monument consisted of a large round plaque on the stone that is surrounded by an iron fence near Malibu Beach. In 1918 Captain McConnell was killed in action in France in World War I.

The large round plaque that was installed at the dedication has disappeared. A poor copy of a photo of the plaque appears in a Boston Globe article from 1921. If anyone has a better photo, please get in touch.

No. 15881

The stone is in the McConnell playground at Savin Hill Beach.


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December 22, 2021

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