Fame Reaches for McKinley's Head - Springfield, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 06.015 W 072° 35.385
18T E 699303 N 4663718
Quick Description: Memorial to President William McKinley in Court Square, Springfield, MA has an allegorical figure of Fame reaching for McKinley's head.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 9/2/2013 4:14:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMHZY2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 1

Long Description:
Following the assassination of President William McKinley, on September 6, 1901, many cities and towns erected memorials to honor the slain President. Springfield, MA commissioned the sculptor Philip Martiny to create a suitable monument. The result was striking statue.

The McKinley Memorial consists of a bust of the President high up on top of a tall granite pedestal. Next to the pedestal is an allegorical female figure, reaching up with a palm frond in her hand. The figure is meant to represent - Fame. The statue was dedicated in 1908.
Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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