Administered by City of Cincinnati Cincinnati Park Board 950 Eden Park Drive Cincinnati Ohio 45202
Located Lytle Park Near Ft. Washington Way, East 4th Street Cincinnati Ohio
1921. Dedicated July 4, 1921
History--United States--World War I
Cincinnati Park Board, "Art in the Park," Cincinnati, OH., n. d.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Ohio, Cincinnati survey, 1999.
A rough-cut block of granite with a three dimensional bronze replica of the Marine emblem mounted on top. The Marine emblem has a globe adorned with relief carvings of the continents. An anchor pierces through the sides of the globe and an double-headed eagle with its wings spread is perched on top. On the front and rear of the granite base are two bronze plaques. The rear plaque has a medallion containing a relief portrait of the head of Corporal Merrill Laws Ricketts. The portrait is flanked by two lists of name of those from Hamilton County who died while serving in the Marines during World War I. The front plaque is a bronze drinking fountain commemorating the dedication of the memorial.
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums