Uptown District in Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Oak
Born October 27th, 1858 • Died January 6th, 1919
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 12, 2008
1. Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Oak Marker
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Oak. Born October 27th, 1858 . Died January 6th, 1919. This tree (a Scarlett Oak) was placed here by the Roosevelt National Living Memorial Association, as a living tribute to the great lover and defender of Country and Flag, and our youngest President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt. , This spot was chosen because it was very near to the one where he dedicated the temporary monument in 1918 to the Franklin County boys who fell in the late war. . This historical marker is in Uptown District in Columbus in Franklin County Ohio
This tree (a Scarlett Oak) was placed here by the Roosevelt National Living Memorial Association, as a living tribute to the great lover and defender of Country and Flag, and our youngest President of the United States—Theodore Roosevelt.
This spot was chosen because it was very near to the one where he dedicated the temporary monument in 1918 to the Franklin County boys who fell in the late war.
Location. 39° 57.649′ N, 82° 59.968′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. It is in the Uptown District. Marker can be reached from High Street south of Broad Street (U.S. 40), on the right. It is on the grounds of the State House (Capitol), near the Columbus Memorial. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 12 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Columbus Monument (a few steps from this marker); The Spirit of ’98 (a few steps from this marker);
This 1967 portrait of Theodore Roosevelt by Adrian Lamb after Philip de Lászlo's 1908 original hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.
“No one ever craved the presidency more than Theodore Roosevelt or used its powers more joyously. In early 1901, however, his rise toward that office was suddenly checked. Having gained national prominence as a civil service reformer, Spanish-American War hero, and reform-minded governor of New York, he was now relegated to being William McKinley's vice president. But McKinley's assassination several months later changed everything, and Roosevelt was soon rushing headlong into one of American history's most productive presidencies. By the time he left office in 1909, his accomplishments ranged from implementing landmark efforts to conserve the nation's disappearing natural heritage, to instituting some of the first significant curbs on the excesses of big business, to building the Panama Canal.
When Hungarian-born English artist Philip de Lászlo painted the original version of this portrait, he encouraged Roosevelt to have visitors chat with him during the sittings, apparently thinking that it made for a more animated likeness.” — National Portrait Gallery
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,765 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on October 24, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.