Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial

Put-In-Bay, OH

The monument consists of a massive 350-foot Doric column topped by a bronze urn and was built as a homage to Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813. The battle served as a turning point in the War of 1812.

The effort to build a memorial in his honor began in 1852 and was prompted continually by the Sandusky Register over the next fifty years. All efforts failed until Commissioner Webster P. Huntington came on the scene and successfully lobbied politicians for support of the project.

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Scope of work

  • Performed a comprehensive conditions survey of the observation deck fascia following the failure of a 500-pound section of granite.
  • Completed live-feed video so that the entire design team could participate in the inspection.
  • Deliverables included annotated elevations, photo documentation, video, and a letter of report.

Original Architect

  • Josheph H. Freedlander and Alexander D. Seymour Jr. (completed 1915)

Building owner

  • National Park Service

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