OOS Sculpture

Generals and Admirals Park Monument

2004 / Creator Unknown / Marysville

Generals and Admirals Park Monument View 1

An abstract sandstone stone monument that sits in Generals and Admirals Park next to the Union County Veterans Memorial Auditorium. The four pillars of the sculpture represent the four levels of government--township, county, state, and federal.

The sculpture used to be a fountain that stood in front of the Union County Courthouse across the street, which was donated by Carl Beighter in the 1970s, but renovations to the courthouse grounds in 2000 to make way for the new Justice Center had the fountain slated for destruction. Beighter's grandson, Lenard Andrews personally removed the sculpture part of the fountain in order to save it, and it was installed at Generals and Admirals Park in 2004.

Location: Generals and Admirals Park, Union County Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 233 W 6th St | Previous Location: Union County Courthouse lawn

County

: Union

Citation

: “Generals and Admirals Park Monument,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed September 18, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1739.

Title

Generals and Admirals Park Monument

Description

An abstract sandstone stone monument that sits in Generals and Admirals Park next to the Union County Veterans Memorial Auditorium. The four pillars of the sculpture represent the four levels of government--township, county, state, and federal.

The sculpture used to be a fountain that stood in front of the Union County Courthouse across the street, which was donated by Carl Beighter in the 1970s, but renovations to the courthouse grounds in 2000 to make way for the new Justice Center had the fountain slated for destruction. Beighter's grandson, Lenard Andrews personally removed the sculpture part of the fountain in order to save it, and it was installed at Generals and Admirals Park in 2004.

Date

2004

Source

Williamson, Chad. "Dead in the Water," Marysville Journal-Tribune (Marysville, OH), April 19, 2000.
correspondence with Union County Archives

Identifier

1739

Location City

Location County

Location Previous

Union County Courthouse lawn

Provider Entity

Carl Beighter
Lenard Andrews

Location Street

233 W 6th St

Location Type

Media Sculpture Height

7 feet, 6 inches

Media Sculpture Width

4 feet

Media Sculpture Depth

4 feet

Installation Date

ca. 1970
2004

Materials

Date Relocated

2000