Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Perhaps the jewel of Levi Scofield's career, this monument, which honors the Clevelanders who fought in the Civil War, was dedicated in 1894. But, before it could be built, Levi had to wage a nearly 8-year long battle to convince State and local officials that it was a worthy project. Along with his design work for which he received no compensation, Levi contributed $57,000 to the construction costs of the monument. In 2015 dollars, that figure would be well over $1,000,000. This photograph, which, in addition to the monument, also presents a view of Euclid Avenue east from the Square, was taken between 1895-1900. | Creator: Cleveland History Collection
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