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 September 21, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1661.

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

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Location Street

Corner of Court Ave and S Ohio Ave

Installation Date

1900