Sidney in Shelby County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Ohio's most important Civil War building was the first of 14 constructed. The cornerstone was laid in June 1875 to honor 320 fallen comrades. The placement of Sgt. Baker in 1900 facing Ohio Avenue completed the building. An opera hall, seating several hundred, occupied the third floor. Buffalo Bill Cody and other performers graced the stage. Local fire and police departments, Sidney and Clinton Township offices, the public library and charitable groups have occupied the building. This gothic masterpiece was restored between 1995 and 2000.
Erected 2008 by Sidney County Historical Society, Sidney Visitors Bureau and Monumental Building Trustees.
Location. 40° 17.072′ N, 84° 9.414′ W. Marker is in Sidney, Ohio, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Street (Ohio Route 47) and Ohio Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Court Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sidney OH 45365, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peoples Federal Savings and Loan Association Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Shelby County Korean Conflict / Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); US Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sidney and Shelby County Millenium Monument (about 300 feet away); Shelby County Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away); The Shelby County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Theodore Roosevelt / William Howard Taft (about 400 feet away); Carey's Hall (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sidney.
Also see . . .
1. History of the Monumental Building. (Submitted on April 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Monumental Building Photo. (Submitted on April 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 867 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.