Friday, January 16, 2009

Perry's Victory and International Peace Monument

Jeffrey C. Lefevre II, U.S.A., Perry's Victory and International Peace Monument, 2008.
04 Terra Cotta Tile, Hand Painted and Glazed Design, 6" x 6"

Established to honor those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie, during the war of 1812, but in equal part it is here to celebrate the long-lasting peace between Britain, Canada and the U.S. Situated 5 miles from the longest undefended border in the world. Monument Construction began in October 1912, opened to the public on June 13 1915, and became a National Park Service Memorial in 1936.

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