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Soldiers and Sailors Monument architectural renderings circa 1887-1901

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L619 (Text) 00000106355209 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 3.0 Cubic feet 1 extra-large oversize box

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Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/02/26 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid created 2016/02/26 by Bethany Fiechter.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes a set of architectural drawings, titled "La Tour D'Auvergne" from a French architectural firm, an architectural print with sketches from Josse A. Vrydagh in Terre Haute, Indiana and a print, featuring a 3D model of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument from Bruno Schmitz in Germany, dating from circa 1887-1901.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Soldiers and Sailors Monument architectural renderings, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Josse (Jesse) A. Vrydagh was born on May 16, 1833 in Limburg, Belgium. He entered art school at the Louvain School of Arts and immigrated to Dallas, Texas around 1854. In 1876, according to city directory listings, Vrydagh lived in Evansville, Indiana. In 1880, he lived in Terre Haute, Indiana with his wife, Victoria E. (Notez) and their children, Martin U.; Mary E.; Jupiter G.; Robert T.; Eddison J; and Allison L. Vrydagh was a notable architect in the State of Indiana with works, including the old Indiana State Normal School (destroyed in 1889); the Terre Haute Opera House; and many other municipal and religious building throughout Terre Haute. He was also the architect for the Sullivan, Bedford, and Mount Vernon, Indiana court houses, as well as many private buildings in Evansville. Vrydagh died on January 16, 1898 and is buried at the Highland Lawn Cemetery in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana.Sources:Greater Terre Haute and Vigo County History: A Grave Index, 1600s-Current:
Bruno Schmitz was born on November 21, 1858 in Dusseldorf, Germany. He is the son of Carl Theodore Schmitz and Henriette Rodenberg. Schmitz, an architect, is known for his monuments of the early 20th century, working with notable sculptors for an integrated architectural and sculptural effect. He died on April 27, 1916 in Berlin,, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current:
The Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument is a neoclassical monument built on Monument Circle. The 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 monument was created using oolitic limestone from Owen County, standing over 280 feet. It cost $598,318.00 to build in 1902. Seventy proposals were submitted and two finalists were chosen. Bruno Schmitz of Berlin and Rudolf Schwarz, sculptor, were awarded the appointment in 1887. Source:Indiana War Memorial: Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum, Soldiers and Sailors Monument:
Language Note:
Materials in English, French and German.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.)
War memorials > Indiana > Indianapolis.
Architecture > United States > History > 19th century.
Architecture > United States > History > 20th century.
Architecture > Competitions > Indiana.
Indianapolis (Ind.)
Genre: Architectural drawings.

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