Art@Site www.artatsite.com Eliel Saarinen Alexander Hamilton Monument
Artist:

Eliel Saarinen

Title:

Alexander Hamilton Monument

Year:
1953
Adress:
Lincoln Park
Website:
www.publicartinchicago.com:
On the other side of the red granite base is inscribed: “Gift of Kate Sturgis Buckingham [1885 - 1937]. Kate Sturges Buckingham a philanthropist and art patron also donated the famous Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain.”
Kate Buckingham considered Alexander Hamilton to be “one of the least appreciated great Americans.” Miss Buckingham believed that as the first Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton had secured the nation’s financial future and made it possible for her own family to make its fortune in grain elevators and banking.
The bronze statue is gilded in gold.