McKinley Monument, Buffalo

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The McKinley Monument is a 96-foot (29 m) tall obelisk in Niagara Square, Buffalo, New York. Its location in front of Buffalo City Hall defines the center of Buffalo that all of the main roads converge on.
The monument was commissioned by the State of New York and dedicated September 6, 1907 to the memory of William McKinley, 25th President of the United States, who was fatally shot while attending the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo on September 6, 1901. Daniel H. Burnham influenced the process of designing the monument by advising that a obelisk should be built in order to call to the importance and significance of the monument. A full restoration had occurred in 2017 as the result of environmental conditions compromising the integrity of the monument.
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  • If you are in Buffalo it is worth a quick visit to see the square the monument is located on and the city hall building.  more »
  • This large monument stands as a tribute to President McKinley who was assassinated by an anarchist while attending the 1901 Pan-American Exposition held in Buffalo Next to the impressive art deco...  more »

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