Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument dedication   Save
Louis Baus Collection
Description: Photograph taken during the July 4, 1894, dedication of the Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in Public Square, then known as Cleveland Square from the collection of Louis Baus. The caption reads, "Dedicating Soldiers Monument. July 4-'94." Designed by architect Levi Scofield, this 125-foot monument memorializes Civil War veterans and regiments from Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Baus, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, was born in 1875. He began his career as a professional photographer doing studio work before becoming a staff photographer for the Cleveland Advocate in 1911. Baus worked for the paper, which was later purchased by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, for thirty-eight years until his death in 1949. He was also an avid collector of historic photographs. The Louis Baus Collection consists of over one thousand photographs mounted in eleven albums, showing historic Cleveland, the village of Zoar and Ohio covered bridges and mills. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: P223_B01_A01_063
Subjects: Cleveland (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Cities and towns--Ohio; Sculptures; squares (open spaces); Monuments & memorials;
Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)