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Soldiers and Sailors Monument / Guiseppe Moretti

 
 
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Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
1. Soldiers and Sailors Monument Marker
Inscription.  
Side A:
Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Toronto's Soldiers and Sailors Monument was dedicated on November 11, 1919. At that dedication, artist Giuseppe Moretti said, "A memorial should be erected to a single purpose as a tribute to the noble deeds of our heroes and should be inspired by the worthiness and sentiments of the human heart." Indeed, the monument is a singularly important example of World War I military commemorative art in Ohio. It was the first of Moretti's works devoted to the War and one of the first erected in the United States. It consists of a centrally positioned classical female figure representing Liberty flanked by a soldier and sailor in military uniforms of World War I. It was commissioned by the Toronto War Board in 1919 and restored and dedicated in 2004 as the Veterans Victory Pavilion by the Toronto Beautification Committee. The monument was accepted in the National Register of Historic Places on August 24, 2004.

Side B:
Guiseppe Moretti
Giuseppe Moretti was born in Siena, Italy, and immigrated to the United States in 1888. For 40 years he
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sculpted monuments and heroic figures in the United States and Cuba, employing the Beaux-Arts technique, known for its neoclassical style that tended to be heroic and dramatic in nature. Mor etti, known for his eclectic personality and for always wearing a green tie, was a prolific artist with completion of 12 World War I memorials, 19 monumental works, six church sculptures, 24 memorial tablets, 14 cemetery memorials, 27 sculptures in marble, bronze, and aluminum, and 27 bronze statuettes. He created the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Toronto in 1919 as a tribute to the 300 local citizens who answered the call for service during World War I. His other Ohio works include the John Patterson Monument (1925) in Dayton and statue of Simon Perkins (1895) in Akron.
 
Erected 2005 by Toronto Beautification Committee - The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 9-41.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicMan-Made FeaturesWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1831.
 
Location. 40° 27.927′ N, 80° 35.976′ W. Marker is in Toronto, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Market Street, 0.1 miles east
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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, September 10, 2020
3. Soldiers and Sailors Monument / Guiseppe Moretti Marker
of 3rd Street, on the right when traveling west. Located at Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Toronto. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Toronto OH 43964, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ellsworth Graham (a few steps from this marker); Toronto World War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Victory Pavilion (a few steps from this marker); Gold Star Mothers Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Toronto Ohio Mayors (a few steps from this marker); Sgt. Nathaniel Shae Rock (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toronto.
 
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Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
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Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
5. Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Designed by Guiseppe Moretti
Soldiers and Sailors Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
6. Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Designed by Guiseppe Moretti
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 558 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 4, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on July 5, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on September 13, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   4. submitted on July 5, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   5, 6. submitted on July 4, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Jul. 4, 2022