Monday, June 27, 2011

Lincoln and Liberty Statue

The Lincoln and Liberty statue was unveiled in 1902. The statue was a gift to the city and Cincinnati Public Schools from Captain Charles Clinton, a Civil War veteran. It was created by artist William Granville Hastings. The statue stands about 19 feet tall and features President Abraham Lincoln on a granite pedestal with Liberty kneeling below with a quill stretched out from her right hand writing the words, “With malice toward none” which was taken from Lincoln’s second inaugural address. There is a copy of the Lincoln and Liberty statue in Bunker Hill, Illinois and replicas of Lincoln standing on his own in Sioux City and Jefferson, Iowa.

Lincoln and Liberty Statue
Reading Road and Forest Avenue, Avondale

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