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Soldiers Monument

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1888, E. H. Prior. Chestnut St., between 6th and 7th streets

Within a heavily planted park is an impressive monument in marble. This Civil War monument was designed by E. H. Prior and was built in 1888. A bronze statue of Liberty surmounts a fluted Doric column that rises 50 feet high. On the second level of its double-tiered base are two smaller bronze statues, one of a soldier, the other of a sailor. Nearby, appropriately tucked away in a grove of trees, is a log cabin with an overscaled stone chimney on one of the gabled ends.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Soldiers Monument", [Atlantic, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 457-457.

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