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Statue of James A. Garfield - Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 39° 06.272 W 084° 30.841
16S E 714962 N 4331319
Quick Description: Statue of the 20th President of the United States located at the Vine Street end of Piatt Park in Cincinnati.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 6/29/2008 11:04:37 AM
Waymark Code: WM42TV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
Views: 38

Long Description:

Near the intersection of Garfield Pl. and Race St. is the STATUE OF JAMES A. GARFIELD, which was executed by Charles Niehaus, a local sculptor.  Since 1915 the bronze figure has stood here,  on a low pedestal.   Previously it had been in the center of the street crossing, on a high pedestal, where it annoyed drivers of both buggies and motor cars.

Garfield (1831-81), an Ohio man, was elected President in 1880 and died in the following September, the victim of an assassin's bullet.  Garfield Place was named in his honor in 1882.  Money raised by popular subscription paid for this statue, with was unveiled in 1887. Cincinnati: A Guide to the Queen City and Its Neighbors, Tour 7, pg. 200.

The James A. Garfield statue was moved during the renovation of Piatt Park in 1988 and now stands at the Vine Street entrance to the park.

Book: Cincinnati

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 200

Year Originally Published: 1943

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