OOS Sculpture

Perry Monument to Mark Cornerstone

1866 / Thomas Lawrence / Put-in-Bay

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This limestone base supports a bronze urn erected in 1866 to mark the cornerstone for a monument to Commodore O.H. Perry and his victory in the Battle of Lake Erie. The cornerstone was erected in 1858. The site was the private island of Gibralter owned by Jay Cooke, Lincoln's Civil War financier. Cooke commissioned and payed for the monuement. The west face of the monument contains a plaque.

County

: Ottawa

Citation

: Thomas Lawrence, “Perry Monument to Mark Cornerstone,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed June 12, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/984.

Title

Perry Monument to Mark Cornerstone

Description

This limestone base supports a bronze urn erected in 1866 to mark the cornerstone for a monument to Commodore O.H. Perry and his victory in the Battle of Lake Erie. The cornerstone was erected in 1858. The site was the private island of Gibralter owned by Jay Cooke, Lincoln's Civil War financier. Cooke commissioned and payed for the monuement. The west face of the monument contains a plaque.

Creator

Date

1866

Location City

Location County

Provider Qualifier

Donated by

Provider Entity

Jay Cooke

Location Type

Artist Notes

From Sandusky, Ohio

Media Sculpture Height

30""

Media Sculpture Width

40""

Media Base Height

76""

Media Base Width

70""

Installation Date

04/01/1866

Creation Date

04/01/1866