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FIREMAN'S MONUMENT

 

Artwork

Title Artist Date

Fireman's Monument

William Lautz (sculptor), Joseph Rose & Co. (contractor), Volunteer Fireman Benevolent Association of Buffalo (erected by)


 

Dedicate 11/2/1870

 

Medium

Medium Category

White Marble Statue on White Marble Base

 

Statue

Measurements

Unit Measure Object Height Object Width Object Depth Object Diameter
Feet 6.5 2 2 N/A
 
Unit Measure Base Height Base Width Base Depth Base Diameter
Feet 1.5 N/A N/A 2

Description

Description
Fireman in uniform stands with proper right hand at his side. His proper left arm supports a fire horn and there is fire hose located at his feet. Plaque reads: (?)






 

Biographical Info.

Bio.
This statue was originally erected by a Volunteer Fireman Benevolent Association of Buffalo and adorned the top of a columnar monument in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The statue was donated to Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society in 1901, when it was decided that it should be replaced due to weathering. It is considered the first monument erected in the city of Buffalo.

 

Location History

Location Purpose Date Verified Current Record
Buffalo Fire Department Headquarters, Court St. entrance Display September 1999 Yes
Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, East Courtyard Display November 1979 No
Forest Lawn Cemetery
 
Display 1870 No

Conservation/Preservation History

Treatment Performed by Date Completed Previous Object Condition New Object Condition Previous Base Condition New Base Condition Current Record
McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, Inc. September 1999 Poor Excellent Fair Fair Yes

Condition Survey History

Surveyed By Purpose Date Completed Object Condition Base Condition Current Record
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A