OOS Sculpture

H. H. Richardson monument

1972 / Stephen Carter / Cincinnati

Richardson monument photo1.jpeg

This work is constructed of 51 pieces of pink granite salvaged from the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce building located at the corner of 4th and Vine Streets. The original building had been designed by renowned architect H. H. Richardson (in whose honor this subsequent work was created) and stood for 22 years before it was destroyed by fire in 1911.

A competition was held in 1967 (sponsored by the University of Cincinnati's Design, Art, Architecture and Planning school) for the design of this memorial using the rediscovered granite blocks. Stephen Carter's design won, and the work was constructed in 1972. The original bronze plaque was stolen within a year of the work's installation, but a replacement plaque was cast for its 40th anniversary.

Location: Burnet Woods Park, 3251 Brookline Ave

County

: Hamilton

Citation

: Stephen Carter, “H. H. Richardson monument,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed July 25, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/2014.

Title

H. H. Richardson monument

Description

This work is constructed of 51 pieces of pink granite salvaged from the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce building located at the corner of 4th and Vine Streets. The original building had been designed by renowned architect H. H. Richardson (in whose honor this subsequent work was created) and stood for 22 years before it was destroyed by fire in 1911.

A competition was held in 1967 (sponsored by the University of Cincinnati's Design, Art, Architecture and Planning school) for the design of this memorial using the rediscovered granite blocks. Stephen Carter's design won, and the work was constructed in 1972. The original bronze plaque was stolen within a year of the work's installation, but a replacement plaque was cast for its 40th anniversary.

Creator

Date

1972

Subject

Identifier

2014

Location City

Location County

Location Notes

Northeast corner of Brookline Ave & Martin Luther King Dr

Location Site

Location Street

3251 Brookline Ave

Location Type

Installation Date

1972

Materials