President Garfield Frieze - Garfield Memorial
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N 41° 30.591 W 081° 35.497
17T E 450629 N 4595526
Quick Description: This five-panel frieze on two sides and the front of the Garfield Memorial depicts scenes from the adult life of the 20th President of the United States.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 5/2/2010 8:14:20 AM
Waymark Code: WM8Q9F
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
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Long Description:
The Garfield Monument located in Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio is the final resting place of President James Garfield. This monument was dedicated in 1890. The frieze depicts the following points in President Garfield's adult life:

- Garfield as a teacher. President Garfield was a teacher and later principal at the Electric Institute between 1856 and 1860.

- Garfield as a soldier. President Garfield attained the rank of Major General while serving his country during the Civil War.

- Garfield as a statesman. While still in the Army, President Garfield was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1862. He served in the House until 1878.

- Garfield as President. President Garfield was sworn into office March 4, 1881 as the 20th President of the United States.

- Garfield Lies in State. President Garfield passed away September 19th, 1881. He had been shot by an assassin on July 2, 1881 while walking to Williams College to deliver a speech.

His body lies in state alongside the body of his wife in a crypt below the memorial.

The frieze contains over 110 life-sized figures. The work above the main entrance facing west and the single panel facing south are unobstructed. There are heavy growths of trees to the north which partially obstruct the panel depicting President Garfield as a teacher.
Artist: Caspar Buberl

12316 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44106

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