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The Doughboy, Lawrenceville, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
N 40° 27.773 W 079° 58.025
17T E 587572 N 4479647
Quick Description: "Lawrenceville possesses the greatest First World War sculpture in Pittsburgh, arguably in the entire nation. That sculpture is, of course, the Doughboy." -- Lance Leonard
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/13/2006 4:03:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMYKK
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 120

Long Description:
One cannot travel down Penn Avenue or Butler Street without noticing it. Jutting out on one of the many triangular promontories that characterize Pittsburgh's crazy intersection angles, it commands attention. You can pass it every day, but you never fail to look at it.

"It" is the Lawrenceville Doughboy. And by making us always remember as we pass by, it performs its task of "memorializing" perhaps better than any other of its genre that I have ever seen.

Please read the linked article below, from the Lawrenceville Historical Society's website. Learn how the community raised the money to pay sculptor Allen Newman from New York to create the statue. Read about how 20,000 people turned out for the dedication ceremony in 1921. Learn how the community -- not the government -- has kept the memorial in good repair.

I could think of no better place to visit on Veteran's Day weekend.

Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: 05/31/1921

Private or Public Monument?: Private

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: Arsenal Board of Trade

Geographic Region where the Monument is located: North America

Website for this Monument: [Web Link]

Physical Address of Monument:
Butler Street at Penn Avenue at 35th Street
Pittsburgh, PA USA


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