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Spanish American War Memorial - Belle Isle - Detroit, Michigan
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
N 42° 20.255 W 082° 59.553
17T E 335853 N 4689181
Quick Description: This sculpture is a monument to the Spanish American War
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 10/12/2008 6:05:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM4Y5R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 19

Long Description:
From the following website (visit link) we learn:

Artist: Newman, Allen George, 1875-1940, sculptor.
Jno. Williams, Inc., founder.

Title: Spanish American War Memorial, (sculpture).

Dates: Soldier: 1904; Sailor: 1932; Dedicated June 12, 1932.

Medium: Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite.

Inscription: (Sailor figure, rear of bronze base:) J.N.C. Williams Inc. / N.Y. 1932 (Sailor figure, front of bronze base:) 1932 by Allen G. Newman / AMA / Sculptor (Soldier figure, front of bronze base:) 1904 / by/ Allen G. Newman / AMA / Sculptor
(Base:)
Cuba
Puerto Rico
Erected by the People of Wayne County, Michigan
In commemoration
of the Service of her Volunteer Sons
In the Army, Navy and Marine Corps of the
United States During the/War with Spain
1898-1902.
(Base, rear:)
China
Philippines
In Commemoration
of the/Volunteer Services
of Wayne County's Sons
During/The Insurrection in
The Philippines
And
The Chinese
Relief Expedition
1898-1902

A white granite slab flanked on one side by a bronze figure of a soldier (west side) and on the other side by a bronze figure of a sailor (east side).

The monument commemorates the 2,500 troops who fought on three fronts during the Spanish-American War of 1898. The County Board of Supervisors appropriated $15,000 for the monument. On May 8, 1931 the City Plan Commission approved the design.


Note: The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.



Type of memorial: Statue

Location: Along Picnic Way on Belle Isle

Public or private: Public

Who placed it?: The People of Wayne County

When was it placed?: Dedicated June 12, 1932

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