OOSI Sculpture

Perry Monument to Mark Cornerstone

1866 / Thomas Lawrence / Put-in-Bay

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This limestone base supports a bronze urn erected in 1866 to mark the cornerstone for a monument to Commodore O.H. Perry and his victory in the Battle of Lake Erie. The cornerstone was erected in 1858. The site was the private island of Gibralter owned by Jay Cooke, Lincoln's Civil War financier. Cooke commissioned and payed for the monuement. The west face of the monument contains a plaque.

County

: Ottawa

Citation

: Thomas Lawrence, “Perry Monument to Mark Cornerstone,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed September 20, 2018, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/984.

Dublin Core

Title

Perry Monument to Mark Cornerstone

Description

This limestone base supports a bronze urn erected in 1866 to mark the cornerstone for a monument to Commodore O.H. Perry and his victory in the Battle of Lake Erie. The cornerstone was erected in 1858. The site was the private island of Gibralter owned by Jay Cooke, Lincoln's Civil War financier. Cooke commissioned and payed for the monuement. The west face of the monument contains a plaque.

Creator

Date

1866

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Installation Date

04/01/1866

Creation Date

04/01/1866