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WILLIAM MCKINLEY MONUMENT

 

Artwork

Title Artist Date

William McKinley Monument

Alexander Phi mister Proctor (Sculptor), Newman & Evans (Sculptor), Career & Hastings (Architect), George W. Malt by & Sons (Contractor)

9/6/1907

 

Medium

Medium Category

Vermont and Italian Marble Obelisk on Engraved Marble Base with Fountain basins
 

Monument

Measurements

Unit Measure Object Height Object Width Object Depth Object Diameter
Feet 96 6 6 N/A
 
Unit Measure Base Height Base Width Base Depth Base Diameter
Feet 10 N/A N/A 40

Description

Description
Monument sited in center of circular plaza paved with multicolor stone. Outer edge of plaza surrounded by marble balustrade. Marble obelisk mounted on octagonal marble base encircled by bronze chain strung between bronze piers. Steps lead from plaza to fountain basins adorned with lions, turtles, and ram heads at each corner. Inscriptions on each of the four sides of the base contain information on McKinley's birth, military service, career in public office, and death in Buffalo, NY.


 

Biographical Info.

Bio.
President William McKinley was greeting visitors to the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo when he was fatally wounded by the bullet of assassin Leon Czolgosz.




 

Location History

Location Purpose Date Verified Current Record
Niagara Square in front of City Hall
 
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 Yes

Condition Survey History

Surveyed By Purpose Date Completed Object Condition Base Condition Current Record
Russell-Marti Conservation Services, Inc. and Objects Conservation Comprehensive Condition Survey
 
May 2000 Poor
 
Poor Yes