Theodore Roosevelt - Table of Contents ........................ Public Art - Table of Contents
Theodore Roosevelt Plaza: The Hiker
Main, Genesee, and Huron Streets
December 2020 Photos
The Hiker is a Spanish-American War monument ... Monument location is the Theodore Roosevelt Plaza - appropriate because Roosevelt became nationally famous during the war, which paved the way for the vice presidency, and then presidency after he took the oath of office in Buffalo ... Background: The Electric Tower ... Right: American Savings Bank
Sculptor: Alan G. Newman ... 7' 3" figure of an American infantryman surmounts a pedestal of sea green granite ... Spanish-American War uniform: campaign hat, shirt open at the neck with rolled-up sleeves, and carrying a rifle cradled in the right arm. ...
"The monument was unveiled at a big, military parade and pageant on Saturday, May 29, 1920 with soldiers of the Civil War, Spanish-American War and World War I participating." - Emerson Barr, "City of Buffalo Public Art and Monuments," 1973
|Looking north on Main St.
Background: Key Center at Fountain Plaza
Left: Key Center at Fountain Plaza ... Center: City Centre Condominiums ... Right: Buffalo Savings Bank
|To the left - facing
north on Main St
Background: Buffalo Savings Bank
Back of the plaza and statue facing Main Street
Roosevelt Plaza ... The Hiker faces Genesee Building/Hyatt Regency-Buffalo on Main St.
Glass building: Genesee Building/Hyatt Regency-Buffalo ... To the left (south) of the glass building: Berger's Department Store
Background: Genesee Building/Hyatt Regency-Buffalo
|To the right facing
Background: 15 Genesee St. ... American Savings Bank ... 1929 ... Designed by Edward B. Green & Son - Albert Hart Hopkins
Click on image for larger size ... Buffalo-Niagara Landmark Signage Project