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Sarasota War Memorial - Sarasota, Florida, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 27° 20.063 W 082° 32.640
17R E 347256 N 3024417
Quick Description: A Soldier in WWI uniform known locally as 'The Doughboy' stands proudly atop Sarasota's War Memorial. Re-located in 1954 to a small park alongside the Tamiami Trail in the Bayfront area of Downtown Sarasota, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 11/25/2014 4:44:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMMYNA
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 3

Long Description:
The larger than life bronze sculpture of a Soldier dressed in First World War uniform, carrying a rifle. His right arm is raised in celebration. The Sculpture is known as 'The Doughboy'

The sculpture was added to the War Memorial on May 25th 1998.
Reproduced by Sarasota sculptor Frank Colson from an original titled "Spirit of the American Doughboy" created in 1920 by Ernest Moore Visquesney.

A Florida historic marker stands nearby with the following text.

Side 1
The Sarasota War Memorial was commissioned by American Legion Bay Post 30 and designed by architect Clare C. Hosmer. On November 11, 1928, it was dedicated at the city's Five Points intersection in a ceremony observing the 10th anniversary of Armistice Day.
It remained at Five Points until 1954, when the city relocated it to what is now Chaplain J.D. Hamel Park. The monument recognizes all residents who have answered their country's call, and honors those who died in World War I and subsequent conflicts.

Side 2
A bronze World War I soldier known as the "Spirit of the American Doughboy" was unveiled on May 25, 1998, in a Memorial Day ceremony. It was reproduced by Sarasota sculptor Frank Colson from an original created in 1920 by Ernest Moore Visquesney.
The soldier's charge across "No Man's Land" on a Europrean battlefield completed an extensive monument restoration project commissioned by the Patriotic Observance Committee of the Sarasota County Veterans Commission. It was funded by public and private donations.
Original Location: N 27° 20.186 W 082° 32.559

How it was moved: Disassembled

Type of move: Inside City

Building Status: Public

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