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Soldiers & Sailors Monument

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Identification

Soldiers & Sailors Monument
118685

Plan

Structure générale

monument
construit [achevé]
maçonnerie
pierre de taille
structure exposée
gris clair
néoclassique

Usages

commémoration musée observation

Faits

  • A 30-foot statue of "Victory" tops the obelisk.
  • The Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum is located in the monument's lower level.
  • Constructed of gray oolitic limestone, the monument commemorates Indiana war dead from 1776-1865.
  • The Soldiers and Sailors Monument is the focal point of the 342-foot diameter Monument Circle. The site was once home to the Governor's Mansion, but no Governor ever resided in the house. The empty structure was razed in 1857.
  • The Limestone Sculptures at the monument's base are the work of Austrian Sculptor Rudolf Schwarz and the Bronze Astragal the work of Nicolaus Geiger of Berlin.
  • An extensive renovation of the monument by Schmidt Associates and Geupel DeMars was completed in 1989.
  • The monument was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
  • An indoor observation deck at the 244.5-foot level can be reached by a single elevator or stairway.
  • The building's renovation was recognized in 1990 with the Monumental Award, representing the most significant visual and physical enhancement in Marion County.

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Lieu

0 Monument Circle
Monument Circle, Meridian Street & Market Street
46204
Center Township
Monument Circle
Indianapolis
Indiana
États-Unis d'Amérique

Données techniques

284,50 ft
284,50 ft
244,50 ft
1888
1902
1989
1
$598 318

Entreprises participantes


Bruno Schmitz
Frederick Baumann

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Spécificités

  • L'immeuble est connu dans cette ville
  • Patrimoine local
  • Monument national
  • L'immeuble dispose d'une terrasse panoramique
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