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Hornbostel, Henry  Search this
Kilmer, Joyce  Search this
Plaques: bronze and brass; Base: stone
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Administered by County of Allegheny Maintenance 1520 Penn Avenue, Penn Liberty Plaza Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15222
Located South Park Traffic Circle at Corrigan Drive Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
1934. Dedicated August 28, 1934
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1995.
Evert, Marilyn, "Discovering Pittsburgh's Sculpture," Pittsburgh,PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1983, pg. 351.
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, PA0257, 1989.
Image on file.
Evert, Marilyn, "Discovering Pittsburgh's Sculpture," Pittsburgh,PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1983, pg. 351.
(Rear of base:) The design for this memorial/was a gift to Allegheny County/from Major Henry Hornbostel/one of Pittsburgh's Foremost/architects, May 30, 1934./Board of County Commissioners/William D. Masfield/Caldwaller M. Barr/Charles C. McGovern,/Chairman/A.M. Marion/Director of Parks and Airports (Front of base:) Memorial/to/Joyce Kilmer/Soldier-Poet/Born Dec. 6, 1886/Killed in action near Ouray France/July 30, 1918. unsigned
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Three stone slabs arranged in a semi-circle on the edge of a small circular plaza. The low center slab holds an open book made of bronze and inscribed with Kilmer's poem, "Trees." Each of the symmetrical slabs on either side holds a plaque. One is a brass plaque with a relief portrait of Kilmer, the soldier-poet (1886-1918), wearing his helmet and military uniform. The other is an inscription plaque which describes Kilmer's death near Ouray France in 1918. The small circular plaza in front of the memorial is rimmed with two benches and has a flag pole in the middle.
Portrait male--Head  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Poet  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Literature--Kilmer--Trees  Search this
Control number:
IAS PA000225
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums