Soldiers & Sailors Monument

at 1 Monument Circle, Indianapolis

Soldiers and Sailors Monument Recognized as one of the world's outstanding monuments, the structure has come to symbolize both the City of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana. The Soldiers & Sailors Monument is Indiana's official memorial to the Hoosiers that served in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Frontier Wars and the Spanish-American War. The Limestone used for the monument is gray oolitic limestone from the Romona quarries of Owen County. It stands 284 feet, 6 inches high, only 15 feet shorter than the Statue of Liberty. It cost $598,318 in 1902. It has been estimated that building a similar structure today would cost more than five hundred million dollars.  The commission for the monument construction requested architects to submit design proposals. Of the seventy proposals turned in, two finalists were chosen. Then from the two, Bruno Schmitz of Berlin, Prussia (Germany) received the appointment.  There are a number of art works either built into the Monument, or placed throughout the grounds. Bruno Schmitz brought with him Rudolf Schwarz. Schwarz was sculptor for the statuary groups "War" and "Peace", "The Dying Soldier", "The Homefront" and the four statues at the corners of the Monument that represents the Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, and Navy. The Soldiers & Sailors Monument houses the Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum, which is open Friday-Sunday from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Admission is free. Gift Shop and Observation Level The Soldiers & Sailors Monument also features a Gift Shop and Observation Level that are open Friday-Sunday from 10:30 AM-5:30 PM. From the Observation Level, visitors have a 360 degree view of the city skyline from 275 feet up. The Observation Level can be reached by climbing 331 steps or riding an elevator 90% of the distance and climbing the remaning 31 steps. Please note that when outside temperatures reach higher than 95 degrees, the Observation Level is unavailable due to safety concerns.

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Soldiers & Sailors Monument
1 Monument Circle
Indianapolis , IN 46204
Email
info@in.gov
Contact Phone
P: (317) 232-7615
Website
http://www.in.gov/iwm/2335.htm

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one of the world's most outstanding monuments

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Points of Interest category, Indianapolis

Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Indianapolis
1 Monument circle Indianapolis , IN 46204 null

DUPE, use this one instead: https://roadtrippers.com/places/soldiers-and-sailors-monument-indianapolis/4f5fa66e46d09d482c000028 The Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument is a 284 ft 6 in (86.72 m)-tall neoclassical monument located on Monument Circle in the center of Indianapolis. It was designed by German architect Bruno Schmitz and completed in 1901. The Monument was erected to honor Hoosiers who were veterans of the American Revolution, territorial conflicts that partially led up to the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the US Civil War, and the Spanish American War. In addition to its external commemorative statuary and fountains (made primarily of oolitic limestone and bronze), the basement of the monument contains the Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum, a museum of Indiana history during the American Civil War. At the top of the Monument is an observation deck that can be reached by stairs at no cost or by elevator for a $2.00 charge (elevator brings you to the level just under the observation deck, with 30 additional steps). The staircase contains 331 steps, 330 of which are numbered. In 1902 the cost to build this Monument was (US) $598,318. It has been estimated that building a similar structure today would cost over $500,000,000. It is about 21 feet (6.4 m) shorter than the 305-foot (93 m) tall Statue of Liberty.

Soldiers & Sailors Monument
1 Monument Circle Indianapolis , IN 46204 null

Soldiers and Sailors Monument Recognized as one of the world's outstanding monuments, the structure has come to symbolize both the City of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana. The Soldiers & Sailors Monument is Indiana's official memorial to the Hoosiers that served in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Frontier Wars and the Spanish-American War. The Limestone used for the monument is gray oolitic limestone from the Romona quarries of Owen County. It stands 284 feet, 6 inches high, only 15 feet shorter than the Statue of Liberty. It cost $598,318 in 1902. It has been estimated that building a similar structure today would cost more than five hundred million dollars.  The commission for the monument construction requested architects to submit design proposals. Of the seventy proposals turned in, two finalists were chosen. Then from the two, Bruno Schmitz of Berlin, Prussia (Germany) received the appointment.  There are a number of art works either built into the Monument, or placed throughout the grounds. Bruno Schmitz brought with him Rudolf Schwarz. Schwarz was sculptor for the statuary groups "War" and "Peace", "The Dying Soldier", "The Homefront" and the four statues at the corners of the Monument that represents the Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, and Navy. The Soldiers & Sailors Monument houses the Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum, which is open Friday-Sunday from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Admission is free. Gift Shop and Observation Level The Soldiers & Sailors Monument also features a Gift Shop and Observation Level that are open Friday-Sunday from 10:30 AM-5:30 PM. From the Observation Level, visitors have a 360 degree view of the city skyline from 275 feet up. The Observation Level can be reached by climbing 331 steps or riding an elevator 90% of the distance and climbing the remaning 31 steps. Please note that when outside temperatures reach higher than 95 degrees, the Observation Level is unavailable due to safety concerns.

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Soldiers & Sailors Monument is Indianapolis based place and this enity listed in Military Site category. Located at 1 Monument Circle IN 46204. Contact phone number of Soldiers & Sailors Monument: (317) 232-7615