Civil War Soldiers' Monument / Realty Building

Civil War Soldiers' Monument / Realty Building (HM21CC)

Location: Youngstown, OH 44503 Mahoning County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 5.98', W 80° 38.948'

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Civil War Soldiers' Monument
The figure atop the Soldiers' Monument has looked over Youngstown's Central Square since 1870. Ohio Governor David Tod began campaigning for a monument for Youngstown's fallen soldiers even before the Civil War ended. The community raised $15,000, and the cornerstone was laid in 1868. The memorial was completed and dedicated on July 4, 1870, with Governor Rutherford B. Hayes and Congressman James A. Garfield, both future U.S. presidents, attending the ceremony. Four cannons procured by Garfield formerly surrounded the monument. In 1951 the figure on the pedestal was accidentally damaged. A new statue of Carrara marble was commissioned, sculpted in Italy, and installed in 1955. The Bertolini Bros., a local marble firm, donated the new figure, which was patterned after the original, as their gift to the city.
Realty Building
The Youngstown architectural firm of Edgar Stanley (182-1944) and Morris W. Scheibel (1887-1976) designed the Realty Building in 1921 for the Realty Guarantee and Trust Company. the 12-story skyscraper, completed in 1924, uses the tri-part column formula of base, shaft, and capital. Brick piers in the main shaft of the building emphasize the vertical design. Beaux-Arts detailing with decorative terra cotta tile is expressed through octagons,
swags, and dentils found on the top stories' upper band of ornamentation. The notable lobby features marble walls, stairs, and floors; a granite baseboard; and a 3-part hand-painted plaster crown molding. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Stanley and Scheibel also designed Rodef Sholom Temple. After Stanley's retirement, Morris Scheibel designed the Central Tower.
HM NumberHM21CC
Year Placed2014
Placed ByYoungstown Cityscape, Frank and Pearl Gelbman Foundation, Mahoning Valley Historical Society, The Ohio History Connection
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 1st, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 529463 N 4549880
Decimal Degrees41.09966667, -80.64913333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 5.98', W 80° 38.948'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 5' 58.8" N, 80° 38' 56.88" W
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Area Code(s)330, 234
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 47 Federal Plaza E, Youngstown OH 44503, US
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