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Oliver Hazard Perry Monument

 
 
Oliver Hazard Perry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, December 30, 2014
1. Oliver Hazard Perry Monument
Front inscription
Inscription.
Oliver Hazard Perry
1785 - 1819

 
Erected 1916.
 
Location. 42° 54.061′ N, 78° 53.895′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker can be reached from Porter Avenue. Touch for map. The monument is in Front Park, a City of Buffalo park. Vehicular access is off Porter Avenue between I-190 and Baird Way. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14213, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of 100th New York Volunteer Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 28th U. S. Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert "Frankie" Franklin (approx. 0.3 miles away); American Doughboy "Over the Top" to Victory (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Mary's-on-the-Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Waterfront Sites (approx. 0.4 miles away); "The Best Planned City" (approx. 0.4 miles away); D'Youville College (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
 
Regarding Oliver Hazard Perry Monument. Perry defeated the British fleet on Lake Erie in the War of 1812, reporting to General William Henry Harrison, "We have met the enemy, and they are ours..."
 
Related markers.
Oliver Hazard Perry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, December 30, 2014
2. Oliver Hazard Perry Monument
Right inscription
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers, monuments and memorials of Oliver Hazard Perry and the Battle of Lake Erie
 
Also see . . .
1. Oliver Hazard Perry - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 1, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Charles Henry Niehaus - Wikipedia. The sculptor of this statue. (Submitted on January 1, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 

3. Front Park - Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy. Front Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted who is regarded as the founder of landscape architecture. (Submitted on January 1, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Oliver Hazard Perry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, December 30, 2014
3. Oliver Hazard Perry Monument
Rear inscription
Oliver Hazard Perry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, December 30, 2014
4. Oliver Hazard Perry Monument
Left inscription
Oliver Hazard Perry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, December 30, 2014
5. Oliver Hazard Perry Monument
Statue faces Lake Erie. Baird Way is behind the snow fence in the background. Baird Way leads exclusively to and from the Peace Bridge Port-of-Entry. The houses in the background are on Busti Avenue.
Northward View image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, December 30, 2014
6. Northward View
The building to the right is the Customs and Border Protection warehouse. I-190 interchange signs are at left.
View Towards Lake Erie image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, December 30, 2014
7. View Towards Lake Erie
The land jutting from the left of the monument is Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada. Front Park is separated from Lake Erie and the mouth of the Niagara River by I-190, Niagara Street, and CSX Railroad, but the park is at a higher elevation, hiding these barriers from this view.
Oliver Hazard Perry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, December 30, 2014
8. Oliver Hazard Perry Monument
By American sculptor Charles Henry Niehaus.
Oliver Hazard Perry 1785–1819 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
9. Oliver Hazard Perry 1785–1819
“We have met the enemy and they are ours,” came the terse report from twenty-eight-year-old Oliver Hazard Perry after the first major naval victory of the War of 1812. The American navy, with Perry in command of the flagship Lawrence, had met the mighty British Squadron at Lake Erie on September 10, 1813, winning control of the lake and paving the way for General William Henry Harrison to move ahead to victory on land.

Perry had been assigned the task of building a fleet and assembling a crew, which he described as “a motley set, blacks, Soldiers, and boys.” But after the Battle he spoke “highly of the bravery and good conduct of the negroes, who formed a considerable part of his crew. They seemed to be absolutely insensible to danger.” — National Portrait Gallery label
This 1855 painting by Martin J. Heade (after John Wesley Jarvis) hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 319 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on January 1, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   9. submitted on March 15, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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