Saturday, September 8, 2012

Sculptures of Springfield: McKinley Monument

Interesting Places I've Photographed
McKinley Monument
Springfield, MA
Topic: Sculptures of Springfield

GPS: N42° 06.015; W072° 35.385

Quick Description:

The McKinley Monument is located in Court Square in downtown Springfield.

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. It was cast in bronze at the Aubry Brothers & Company foundry with the W. F. Cook Granite Company furnishing and erecting the base. The result was striking statue. It consists of a bust of the slain President on top of a granite pedestal. Next to the pedestal is an allegorical female figure, reaching up with a palm frond in her hand. The allegorical figure is meant to represent - Fame. The statue was dedicated in 1908.

Court Square
Springfield, MA 01103

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