McKinley Memorial; Downtown Columbus

McKinley Memorial; Downtown Columbus

West view of William McKinley Memorial; Downtown Columbus, Ohio
Photo: Civic Arts Project
Basics:
Latitude: 39.96122605532673
Longitude: -83.00013452768326
Neighborhood: Capitol Square
District: Downtown
City: Columbus
State: Ohio
Country: USA
Subjects: William McKinley
Peace
Prosperity
Artist: Hermon Atkins MacNeil
Features: Bronze
Bronze Sculpture
Year Completed: 1906

This prominent memorial to Ohio native and the 25th President of the United States serves as the west gateway to the Statehouse grounds.

Key Details:

The memorial consists of several groupings of bronze sculptures which surround a small plaza. McKinley himself stands atop an engraved stone base and is wearing a long coat while holding a stack of papers in his left hand. The north grouping includes sculpture of a woman representing peace and a young child. The south consists of older man which represents prosperity as well as another young child. The children are being taught these significant life lessons by the elders.

Hermon Atkins MacNeil was a prominent sculptor based out of New York state. His most prominent work was his design for the Standing Liberty quarter which was minted between 1916 and 1930. He also completed a sculpture named Justice, the Guardian of Liberty which is feature on the east facade of the United States Supreme Court Building.
Sources:

http://www.ohiostatehouse.org/Education/CapitolSquare/McKinleyMemorial.aspx

http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/711

View of William McKinley Memorial from High Street in Downtown Columbus, Ohio
Photo: Civic Arts Project
McKinley Memorial; Downtown Columbus, Ohio
Photo: Civic Arts Project
McKinley Memorial; Downtown Columbus, Ohio
Photo: Civic Arts Project
McKinley Memorial; Downtown Columbus, Ohio
Photo: Civic Arts Project
View of William McKinley Memorial along High Street
Photo: Civic Arts Project

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