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JESSE CLIPPER MEMORIAL

 

Artwork

Title Artist Date

Jesse Clipper Memorial


 

Unknown

4/24/1938

 

Medium

Medium Category

Engraved Polished Pink Granite Stone on Polished Pink Granite Base
 

Memorial

Measurements

Unit Measure Object Height Object Width Object Depth Object Diameter
Feet 4.75 2.75 1.25 N/A
 
Unit Measure Base Height Base Width Base Depth Base Diameter
N/A 1 4 2.25 N/A

Description

Description
The inscription on the front  of the memorial reads: "In memory of the valiant service of negroes in all wars of these United States of America to the glory of God - WWII, Korea, Vietnam."   The back of the memorial is engraved with flowers strung on ribbons and trimmed with bows.  The inscription reads: "1776, 1812, 1861, 1898, 1917, 1941, 1950, 1966."




 

Biographical Info.

Bio.
This memorial was erected by the Jessie Clipper Post 430 American Legion in memory of Jessie Clipper, the first African-American killed in WWI.




 

Location History

Location Purpose Date Verified Current Record
Small park near William St. and Michigan St. intersection 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
N/A
 
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

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 August 2004 Very Good Very Good Yes