OOS Sculpture

James A. Garfield Monument

1885 / Charles Henry Niehaus / Cincinnati

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Larger than life portrait of President James A. Garfield. He stands with his proper right foot forward and wears a knee length coat. In his proper right hand he holds a stack of papers. His proper left hand is extended forward with his palm down.

The work was originally installed in the middle of Vine Street but was moved to the park in the early 1900s.

The sculptor's signature can be found on the proper left side of the bronze base.

Location: Piatt Park, 100 Garfield Pl | Previous Location: Vine Street

County

: Hamilton

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Citation

: Charles Henry Niehaus, “James A. Garfield Monument,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed October 18, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/567.

Title

James A. Garfield Monument

Description

Larger than life portrait of President James A. Garfield. He stands with his proper right foot forward and wears a knee length coat. In his proper right hand he holds a stack of papers. His proper left hand is extended forward with his palm down.

The work was originally installed in the middle of Vine Street but was moved to the park in the early 1900s.

The sculptor's signature can be found on the proper left side of the bronze base.

Date

1885

Source

Centner, R. & Farr, P. (2006). Cincinnati sculpture unveiled: The story behind the art. Little Miami Publishing Co.

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

567

Location City

Location County

Location Previous

Vine Street

Location Notes

east end of park, at corner of Vine St & Garfield Pl

Location Site

Location Street

100 Garfield Pl

Location Type

Media Base Depth

7 feet

Media Sculpture Height

10 feet

Media Sculpture Width

7 feet

Media Sculpture Depth

4 feet

Media Base Height

6 feet, 6 inches

Media Base Width

7 feet, 8 inches

Installation Date

1885

Creation Date

1885

Materials

Date Relocated

ca. 1900