President Garfield's Catafalque


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President Garfield's Catafalque

This monument was designed by the architectural firm of Coburn and Barnum as a resting place for the body of President James Garfield while it lay in state at the center of Public Square from September 24-26, 1881. The photo was taken on Superior Avenue, facing east. The selection of Forrest Coburn's firm to design this important, if temporary, memorial to President Garfield is evidence that, just three years after its founding, the firm of Coburn and Barnum was among the most prestigious architectural firms in Cleveland.


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