OOSI Sculpture

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Monument

1860 / William Walcutt / Cleveland

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In the middle of Fort Huntington park, on the West end of downtown Cleveland, stands a monument to the great American naval commander Oliver Hazard Perry. The base of the monument steps up to a wide base level where two midshipmen lounge against sculpted gunwales. One of them salutes the Commodore, grandly standing above them. Perry himself is posed dynamically with his right hand on his sword. His body is carried upright, with a twist that fills his image with a moving energy. His left arm is slung across his chest, as if wound up and ready to deliver orders. His eyes are filled with youthful glee, a remembrance of his untimely passing.

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, "the Hero of lake Erie" was the gallant guardian of the Great Lakes when he fended off the British Navy in Lake Erie. His leadership also contributed to all nine victories in the campaign of Lake Erie. This campaign proved to be a turning point in the War of 1812. His brave victories are remembered all over the United States, especially in the biggest city on Lake Erie: Cleveland.

Location: West 3rd Street and Lakeside Avenue

County

: Cuyahoga

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Citation

: William Walcutt, “Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Monument,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed October 21, 2017, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/179.

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Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Monument

Description

In the middle of Fort Huntington park, on the West end of downtown Cleveland, stands a monument to the great American naval commander Oliver Hazard Perry. The base of the monument steps up to a wide base level where two midshipmen lounge against sculpted gunwales. One of them salutes the Commodore, grandly standing above them. Perry himself is posed dynamically with his right hand on his sword. His body is carried upright, with a twist that fills his image with a moving energy. His left arm is slung across his chest, as if wound up and ready to deliver orders. His eyes are filled with youthful glee, a remembrance of his untimely passing.

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, "the Hero of lake Erie" was the gallant guardian of the Great Lakes when he fended off the British Navy in Lake Erie. His leadership also contributed to all nine victories in the campaign of Lake Erie. This campaign proved to be a turning point in the War of 1812. His brave victories are remembered all over the United States, especially in the biggest city on Lake Erie: Cleveland.

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Date

1860

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Location Street

West 3rd Street and Lakeside Avenue

Creation Date

01/01/1860