OOS Sculpture

Sgt. Baker Statue

1900 / J. W. Fiske / Sidney

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A statue of a Union soldier that stands on the outside of the Monumental Building in Sidney Ohio. He is known as "Sgt. Baker." According to a Shelby County Historical Society article, veterans of the Civil war lobbied for the statue "...as a lesson to perpetuate memories of valor and sacrifice and to "inculcate lessons of patriotism in the present and coming generations." 

According to a Shelby County Historical Society article, the statue is from the same J. W. Fiske mold as the Richland County Soldiers' Monument statue. The  Sgt. Baker statue was used as a reference when recreating the Richland statue after its demise in 1976.

Location: Monumental Building, Corner of Court Ave and S Ohio Ave

County

: Shelby

Citation

: J. W. Fiske, “Sgt. Baker Statue,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed March 31, 2020, http://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1661.

Dublin Core

Title

Sgt. Baker Statue

Description

A statue of a Union soldier that stands on the outside of the Monumental Building in Sidney Ohio. He is known as "Sgt. Baker." According to a Shelby County Historical Society article, veterans of the Civil war lobbied for the statue "...as a lesson to perpetuate memories of valor and sacrifice and to "inculcate lessons of patriotism in the present and coming generations." 

According to a Shelby County Historical Society article, the statue is from the same J. W. Fiske mold as the Richland County Soldiers' Monument statue. The  Sgt. Baker statue was used as a reference when recreating the Richland statue after its demise in 1976.

Creator

Date

1900

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Monumental Building

Location Street

Corner of Court Ave and S Ohio Ave

Installation Date

1900