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GEORGE W. MALTBY MEMORIAL

 

 

 

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Artwork

Title Artist Date

George W. Maltby Memorial (Four Trees)

Unknown

1925


 

Medium

Medium Category

Bronze Plaques on Grey Granite Stone

 

Plaque

Measurements

Unit Measure Object Height Object Width Object Depth Object Diameter
Feet .75 2 N/A N/A
 
Unit Measure Base Height Base Width Base Depth Base Diameter
Feet 4.5 3.5 3.5 N/A

Description

Description
This memorial contains 5 plaques dedicated to the planting of 4 trees in the park.  The inscription on the plaques read:  "Tree planted November 30, 1925 by Wm. Richardson Women's Relief Corps No. 59 Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic in honor of Bidwell-Wilkenson Post No. 9 Grand Army of the Republic - Bidwell Post No. 9 organized April 1, 1870 - J.W. Wilkenson Post No. 87 organized May 15, 1871 - Consolidated April 28, 1880.  "Tree planted November 30, 1925 by Wm. Richardson Women's Relief Corps No. 59 Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic in honor of Wm. Richardson Post No. 254 Grand Army of the Republic organized September 10, 1883."  "Tree planted November 30, 1925 by Chopin Women's Relief Corps No. 4 Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic in honor Chopin Post No. 2 Grand Army of the Republic organized 1866."  "This stone was cut from the base of the William McKinley Sarcophaguswhich was damaged by fire at Canton, Ohio.  Presented by William C. Maltby in memory of his father George W. Maltby of the 108 N.Y.V. member of the
Bidwell-Wilkenson Post No. 9.

Biographical Info.

Bio.
George W. Maltby was a stone contractor who worked on the William McKinley Monument in Buffalo, NY as well as the William McKinley Sarcophagus in Canton, OH.  The stone base of this memorial was likely cut by his hand.  The fifth plaque on this memorial was missing prior to its restoration.  It has since been replaced by a blank plaque as no historical evidence of its original inscription could be located.

 

Location History

Location Purpose Date Verified Current Record
Delaware Park south of the
Scajaquada Expressway
Display April 2004 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. Fall 2004 Very Poor Excellent Good Very Good Yes

Condition Survey History

Surveyed By Purpose Date Completed Object Condition Base Condition Current Record
Hamilton, Houston, Lownie Architects, LLC
 
Buffalo Arts Commission General Condition survey July 2005 Excellent Very Good Yes