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SOLDIERS AND SAILORS MONUMENT

 

Artwork

Title Artist Date

 Soldiers and Sailors Monument (Civil War Monument)

Caspar Bubert (Sculptor), George W. Keller (Architect), M.J. Powers (Founder)

Executed 1882, Dedicated 7/4/1884

 

Medium

Medium Category

Granite Base, Column, and Figure with Bronze  Statues and Reliefs
 

Monument

Measurements

Unit Measure Object Height Object Width Object Depth Object Diameter
Feet 96 N/A N/A 8
 
Unit Measure Base Height Base Width Base Depth Base Diameter
Feet 12 40 40 N/A

Description

Description
The column that forms this monument is topped by a female figure said to represent the City of Buffalo (also known as the Queen City of the Great Lakes). The bronze band relief encircling the column depicts civilians answering the call to arms and Lincoln announcing his emancipation proclamation, flanked by a drummer boy, a cabinet officer, and a military officer. There is a bronze emblem with an eagle, flags, and a cannon located above the bronze band. On four pedestals projecting from the base of the column stand four life-size figures representing infantry, cavalry, artillery and navy. Each of the figure's pedestals have a bronze relief of an eagle and a shield.
 

Biographical Info.

Bio.
This monument is dedicated to the soldiers who died in the Civil War.  It was erected by the City through the fund raising efforts of a women's committee 10 years prior to its erection and unveiling. The original site selected for this monument was Soldier's Place at the intersection of Lincoln, Chapin, and Bidwell Parkways.


 

Location History

Location Purpose Date Verified Current Record
Lafayette Square, east of City Hall and the William McKinley Monument 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
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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 Very Poor Fair Yes