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GROVER CLEVELAND

 

Artwork

Title Artist Date

Grover Cleveland

Bryant Baker (Sculptor), Roman Bronze Works (Founder)

7/1/1932


 

Medium

Medium Category

Bronze Statue on Engraved Polished Grey Granite Base
 

Statue

Measurements

Unit Measure Object Height Object Width Object Depth Object Diameter
Feet 9 3 3 N/A
 
Unit Measure Base Height Base Width Base Depth Base Diameter
Feet 6 4 4 N/A

Description

Description
Cleveland stands dressed in period garb; overcoat, jacket, and slacks. The inscription on the front of the base reads: "Grover Cleveland 1837-1908, Mayor of Buffalo 1882, Governor of New York State 1883-1884, President of the United States 1885-1889, 1893-1897." The proper right side of the base is engraved with an eagle and shield. The proper left side of the base is engraved with the seal of the City of Buffalo. The inscription on the rear of the base reads: "'I have tried so hard to do right.' This statue was erected from a fund bequeathed to the city of Buffalo by James G. Forsyth."

 

Biographical Info.

Bio.
This statue was unveiled together with the Bryant Baker statue of Millard Fillmore during the dedication of the new City Hall. Both statues adorn the corners of the building.




 

Location History

Location Purpose Date Verified Current Record
City Hall, northeast corner
 
Display December 2003 Yes

Conservation/Preservation History

Treatment Performed by Date Completed Previous Object Condition New Object Condition Previous Base Condition New Base Condition Current Record
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. September 2002 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Yes
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. October 2000 Good Very Good Very Good Very Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. July
1998
Good Very Good Very Good Very Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. September 1997 Good Very Good Very Good Very Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. August 1996 Good Very Good Very Good Very Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. October 1995 Fair Very Good Good Very Good No
Daedalus, Inc. July 1991
 
Poor Excellent Good Good No

Condition Survey History

Surveyed By Purpose Date Completed Object Condition Base Condition Current Record
University at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning Save Outdoor Sculpture Inventory and Condition Survey June 1992 Good Good No