Soldiers & Sailors Monument
Structure in General
- Constructed of gray oolitic limestone, the monument commemorates Indiana war dead from 1776-1865.
- The Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum is located in the monument's lower level.
- The Soldiers and Sailors Monument is the focal point of the 342-foot diameter Monument Circle. The site was once home to the Governor's Mansion, but no Governor ever resided in the house. The empty structure was razed in 1857.
- The Limestone Sculptures at the monument's base are the work of Austrian Sculptor Rudolf Schwarz and the Bronze Astragal the work of Nicolaus Geiger of Berlin.
- An extensive renovation of the monument by Schmidt Associates and Geupel DeMars was completed in 1989.
- The monument was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
- An indoor observation deck at the 244.5-foot level can be reached by a single elevator or stairway.
- A 30-foot statue of "Victory" tops the obelisk.
- The building's renovation was recognized in 1990 with the Monumental Award, representing the most significant visual and physical enhancement in Marion County.
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Features & Amenities
- One of the city's famous buildings
- City landmark
- National landmark
- Observation deck on roof