Friday, November 30, 2012

Civil War Monument, Portland, Maine

Had a chance to visiting downtown Portland Maine early yesterday evening and got some great photos and learned a bit of history of the area.
The Civil War Memorial in Portland, Maine is a large complex monument in the center of the city. It is also known as the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Civil War Monument, Our Lady of Victories, and the Victory Monument. It contains a central allegorical female figure standing on a square granite base with additional sculpture groups on the north and south sides of the base. The figures were sculpted by Franklin Simmons, the architect for the monument was Richard Morris Hunt, and the sculptures were cast at the Fonderia Nelli, foundry. The monument is 45' high and the base is 20.5' on a side. it was dedicated on October 28, 1891.

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