Samuel Smith Monument

Samuel Smith statue, public art, Baltimore, Hans Schuler

Public Art: Samuel Smith monument

Also Known As : Major General Samuel Smith Monument

Sculptor: © Hans Schuler (1874-1951)

Description: The bronze statue of United States Senator and Mayor of Baltimore, Major General Samuel Smith (July 27th, 1752 – April 22nd, 1839) in full military attire. In Smith's right hand he holds his gloves while his left hand rests on his sword.

Date Unveiled: The Samuel Smith statue was originally unveiled in 1917 in Wyman Park and dedicated on Independence Day, 4th of July , 1918. In 1953 the statue was relocated to Sam Smith Park at the corner of Pratt Street and Light Street. In 1970, due to the Inner Harbor renewal project, the monument was again moved to its current home on top of Federal Hill.  

Location: The Samuel Smith statue is located at the top of Federal Hill overlooking the city of Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Inscription:

MAJOR-GENERAL SAMUEL SMITH, 1752-1839
UNDER HIS COMMAND THE ATTACK OF THE BRITISH UPON BALTIMORE BY LAND AND SEA SEPTEMBER 12-14,
1814 WAS REPULSED. MEMBER OF CONGRESS FORTY SUCCESIVE YEARS,
PRESIDENT U.S. SENATE, SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, MAYOR OF BALTIMORE.
HERO OF BOTH WARS FOR AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE – LONG ISLAND – WHITE
PLAINS – BRANDYWINE – DEFENDER OF FORT MIFFLIN – VALLEY FORCE –
MONMOUTH – BALTIMORE.

ERECTED BY THE NATIONAL STAR-SPANGLED BANNER CENTENNIAL

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