OOS Sculpture

William Stinchcomb Memorial

1958 / William M. McVey / Rocky RIver

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Concave cinder block monolith. The base and the capital of the structure are both constructed from a muted brown/gray stone, but the main part is a stark white. On the right side of the monument, there hangs a granite rondel incised with Stinchcomb's portrait.

William Stinchcomb is considered the father of the Cleveland Metroparks. He was put in charge of developing the parks as the director, and his decisions were rife with foresight and wisdom. His choices were guided by "the bigger picture" which he never lost sight of, leading to the wonderfully preserved and active Metroparks system in Cleveland. The sculpture was raised on a hilltop overlooking the horseshoe-shaped valley where Stinchcomb had purchased the first parcel of land for the "Emerald Necklace" in 1919.

Location: East bank of the Rocky River Valley, South of Hilliard Road Bridge

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: William M. McVey, “William Stinchcomb Memorial,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed April 21, 2021, http://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/144.

Dublin Core

Title

William Stinchcomb Memorial

Description

Concave cinder block monolith. The base and the capital of the structure are both constructed from a muted brown/gray stone, but the main part is a stark white. On the right side of the monument, there hangs a granite rondel incised with Stinchcomb's portrait.

William Stinchcomb is considered the father of the Cleveland Metroparks. He was put in charge of developing the parks as the director, and his decisions were rife with foresight and wisdom. His choices were guided by "the bigger picture" which he never lost sight of, leading to the wonderfully preserved and active Metroparks system in Cleveland. The sculpture was raised on a hilltop overlooking the horseshoe-shaped valley where Stinchcomb had purchased the first parcel of land for the "Emerald Necklace" in 1919.

Date

1958

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Provider Qualifier

Gift of

Provider Entity

The Kiwanis Club of Cleveland

Location Street

South of Hilliard Road Bridge

Location Type

Media Base Depth

40 ft

Media Sculpture Height

30 ft

Media Sculpture Width

16 ft

Media Sculpture Depth

11 ft

Media Base Height

3 ft 4 in

Media Base Width

84 ft

Creation Date

01/01/1958