General Nathaniel Lyon Monument

Overview for General Nathaniel Lyon Monument in Lyon Park

Photo by Mark Groth Title: Lyon Monument
Source: Mark Groth


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Park: Lyon Park


The monument, an obelisk, is located in this park dedicated to Lyon, especially because of its proximity to the U.S. Arsenal which Lyon saved from attack by Confederate forces. General Lyon's portrait is cast on the frontal bronze plaque. At the rear, is a mythological figure holding symbols of war and justice, with a lion in the background. The monument was donated by the Lyon Monument Association in 1874.

Sculptor: Adolphus Druiding

Year Dedicated: 1874


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