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Architect:
Cassebeer, Walter H. 1884-1963  Search this
Designer:
Brew, Lewis J.  Search this
Contractor:
John B. Pike & Son, Inc.  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: black Minnesota granite with cast aluminum trim; Base: pink granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Obelisk
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Rochester Maps and Surveys 30 Church Street Rochester New York 14613
Located Approach to Bausch Memorial Bridge Rochester New York
Date:
Dedicated May 30, 1932
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New York survey, 1993.
Image on file.
(On one side of monument:) HENRY LOMB/BORN IN GERMANY/1828 EMIGRATED TO/AMERICA 1849 DIED/1908 CAPTAIN IN WAR/AND PEACE LEADER IN/PATRIOTIC EDUCATION/PHILANTHROPY AND/INDUSTRIAL PROGRESS/IN DEVOTED SERVICE TO/CITY AND COUNTRY/A LOYAL AMERICAN (On one side of monument:) FOUNDER/MECHANICS INSTITUTE/A LIVING MEMORIAL/TO A PUBLIC-SPIRITED/MANUFACTURER WHO/UNITED HIS FELLOW/CITIZENS IN SUPPORT/OF A SCHOOL FOR THE/TECHNICAL & PRACTICAL/TRAINING OF CHILDREN/YOUTH AND ADULTS IN/USEFUL ARTS & SCIENCES
(On side of monument:) PHILANTHROPIST/FRIEND OF CHILDREN/FOUNDER AND PROMOTER/OF DENTAL CLINICS &/MEDICAL INSPECTION IN/ROCHESTER SCHOOLS/AND OF PUBLIC HEALTH/ASSOCIATIONS BY HIS/LIFELONG LABORS FOR/THE WELFARE OF THE/PEOPLE HE BECAME A PUBLIC BENEFACTOR (On monument:) PATRIOT/CAPTAIN COMPANY C/THIRTEENTH NEW YORK/VOLUNTEERS 1861-63/IN ALL OUR SCHOOLS/HE CAUSED THE FLAG/OF THE REPUBLIC/TO BE CARRIED BY BOYS/CHOSEN AS STANDARD/BEARERS IN HONOR/AND RECOGNITION OF/RANK AND CHARACTER unsigned
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Summary:
Tapered Art Deco obelisk stands on a round, stepped base. The top of the piece is set with glass, allowing illumination from within.
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Homage--Lomb, Henry  Search this
Occupation--Monetary--Philanthropist  Search this
Occupation--Military--Captain  Search this
Occupation--Industry--Manufacturing  Search this
Control number:
IAS NY001790
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_344063