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Theodore Roosevelt Plaza: The Hiker
 Main, Genesee, and Huron Streets

Buffalo, NY

December 2020 Photos

The Hiker


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


















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Looking north on Main St.


BackgroundKey Center at Fountain Plaza



Left
Key Center at Fountain Plaza    ...     CenterCity Centre Condominiums   ...     RightBuffalo 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 Genesee St.


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





Photos and their arrangement 2020 Chuck LaChiusa
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