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William McKinley

 
 
William M<sup><u>c</u></sup>Kinley Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 28, 2018
1. William McKinley Marker
Inscription.  

Twice President of the
United States of America
1897-1901
Born Jan·29·1843-Died Sept·14·1901
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Erected by the McKinley Memorial
Association of Lackawanna County
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President William McKinley
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The monument to President William McKinley was conceived after his death by Scranton residents Luther Keeler, C.R. Sanderson, Dolph B. Atherton, Rev. Dr. Israel, Col. E.H. Ripple, Arthur Long and H.E. Paine. The men raised $1,878.90 by seeking donations of no more than one dollar. This promoted the widest community participation and allowed for no one group to claim the monument.
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The Scrantonians contracted with New York sculptor William Cooper to create the bust and the Carlucci Brothers provided the granite base. The monument was unveiled at the corner
William M<sup><u>c</u></sup>Kinley Rededication Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 28, 2018
2. William McKinley Rededication Marker
of Washington Avenue and Linden Street on June 24, 1904 to a crowd of seven thousand. When the new Federal Courthouse was built in 1931, the monument was moved to the middle of Washington Avenue between the courthouse and Twin Grill Restaurant. After the courthouse was expanded in 1999, this small park was designed for the relocation of the monument. It is now named McKinley Plaza.
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In 2001, the monument was restored through the efforts of the General Services Administration, the Lackawanna Historical Society, and Save Our Sculpture (SOS). It was rededicated on May 4, 2001 in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the United States Middle District Court of Pennsylvania.

 
Erected 1904 by McKinley Memorial Association of Lackawanna County.
 
Location. 41° 24.502′ N, 75° 39.805′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is on Washington Avenue south of Linden Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 North Washington Avenue, Scranton PA 18503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Rite Aid Corporation Drugstore (within shouting distance of this marker); Medal of Honor (within shouting
William M<sup><u>c</u></sup>Kinley Memorial Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 28, 2018
3. William McKinley Memorial Monument
Federal Courthouse in background
distance of this marker); a different marker also named Medal of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); Lackawanna County (within shouting distance of this marker); Pearl Harbor Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Piazza dell' Arte (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Thaddeus Kosciuszko (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
 
Also see . . .
1. William McKinley. (Submitted on October 29, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. William McKinley Bio. (Submitted on October 29, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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William M<sup><u>c</u></sup>Kinley Bust image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 28, 2018
4. William McKinley Bust
President William McKinley image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
5. President William McKinley
"Etching from a pen drawing made for Mrs. McKinley by Hugo Von Hofsten, and now (1901) hanging in Mrs. McKinley's room in the White House."
from McKinley, Garfield, Lincoln: Their Lives-Their Deeds-Their Deaths by William Dixon Bancroft, 1901.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 29, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on October 29, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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