Erie in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Charles Vernon Gridley
Served with distinction as ensign at the Battle of Mobile Bay,
August 7 A.D. MDCCCLXIV In command of the Olympia, flagship of the American fleet at the Battle of Manila Bay
May 1 A.D. MDCCCXC Died at Kobe Japan
A.D. MDCCCXC. His fame is immortal.
Erected to his memory by the City of Erie
This panel is made of metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine and given by the U.S. Government
©Max Bachman, Sculptor
Erected 1913 by The Citizens of Erie.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the U.S.S. Maine Memorial Plaques series list.
Location. 42° 7.388′ N, 80° 6.146′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Memorial is on Liberty Street south of North Park Avenue, on the right when traveling south. On the grounds of Gridley Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Liberty Street, Erie PA 16507, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Perry's Shipyards (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lawrence and Niagara (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cascade Creek (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Cascade Street Docks 21st Century Erie (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bayfront Metamorphosis (approx. 0.4 miles away); Presque Isle and the Bay (approx. half a mile away); Industrial Erie (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
Also see . . . Charles Vernon Gridley. (Submitted on April 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 3. submitted on April 17, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.