Spanish-American War Memorial - Springfield, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 39° 47.978 W 089° 39.242
16S E 272777 N 4408889
Quick Description: Spanish American War Memorial located in front of former state armory building across the street from the State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 5/27/2010 8:45:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM8XN5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 5

Long Description:

Bronze statue of a standing woman wearing a robe and on her head laurel leaves. She is holding a shield and a large saber is is to her front vertically with its tip resting at her feet. She represents "Liberty". To her proper left front is sailor and to her right front a solder. The statues stand on a base with plaques. The front has a cross with a circular medallion inscribed: "SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR VETERAN 1898-1902" On the right and left sides of the plaque list the Illinois Volunteer Regiments which participated. The plaque on the back lists individuals involved in the placement of the memorial.
TITLE: Spanish-American War Memorial

ARTIST(S): Frederick Cleveland Hibbard

DATE: June 17, 1948

MEDIUM: Bronze on a black, white and pink granite base.

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS IL000470

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
2nd Street & Monroe Street Springfield, Illinois


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
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