OOS Sculpture

Reverend Lewis Burton Memorial

1895 / Ora Coltman / Cleveland

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A memorial to prominent Cleveland Reverend Lewis Burton located in Lakeview Cemetery. A bronze medallion depicts Burton's portrait in relief. Noted local artist Ora Coltman, perhaps best known for the creation of the first New Deal mural in Cleveland, created this memorializing artwork. Known as a dignified and genial man, Burton managed several parishes, including St. Mark's, All Saint's, and St. John's. Burton was rumored to have involvement in, or was at least aware of, St. John's Underground Railroad efforts.

Location: Lake View Cemetery, 12316 Euclid Avenue

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: Ora Coltman, “Reverend Lewis Burton Memorial,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed July 1, 2022, http://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/76.

Title

Reverend Lewis Burton Memorial

Description

A memorial to prominent Cleveland Reverend Lewis Burton located in Lakeview Cemetery. A bronze medallion depicts Burton's portrait in relief. Noted local artist Ora Coltman, perhaps best known for the creation of the first New Deal mural in Cleveland, created this memorializing artwork. Known as a dignified and genial man, Burton managed several parishes, including St. Mark's, All Saint's, and St. John's. Burton was rumored to have involvement in, or was at least aware of, St. John's Underground Railroad efforts.

Creator

Date

1895

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

76

Location City

Location County

Location Notes

Section 11, off Temple Road

Location Site

Location Street

12316 Euclid Avenue

Location Type

Creation Date

1895

Materials

Condition Rating

unknown