OOS Sculpture

Spirit of the American Doughboy

1936 / E. M. Viquesney / Marion

Life-sized statue of American WWI soldier in full-field uniform with grenade in proper right hand and rifle in proper left hand. Figure is mounted on a boulder on which a rectangular metal plaque is attached. The plaque reads, "Lest we forget those from Marion County who answered their country's call in the World War. April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918. Our Boys. Placed by Captain Wm. Hendricks Chapter D.A.R."

According to Doughboy Searcher's entry, the statue has been resotred, repaired, and rededicated many times.

Location: Veterans Park, McKinley Park Blvd. and Delaware Ave.

County

: Marion

Citation

: E. M. Viquesney, “Spirit of the American Doughboy,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed February 17, 2020, http://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1665.

Dublin Core

Title

Spirit of the American Doughboy

Description

Life-sized statue of American WWI soldier in full-field uniform with grenade in proper right hand and rifle in proper left hand. Figure is mounted on a boulder on which a rectangular metal plaque is attached. The plaque reads, "Lest we forget those from Marion County who answered their country's call in the World War. April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918. Our Boys. Placed by Captain Wm. Hendricks Chapter D.A.R."

According to Doughboy Searcher's entry, the statue has been resotred, repaired, and rededicated many times.

Creator

Date

1936

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Veterans Park

Location Street

McKinley Park Blvd. and Delaware Ave.

Installation Date

1936