Tribute to a Hero

Tribute to a Hero (HM2EDM)

Location: Erie, PA 16507 Erie County
Buy Pennsylvania State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 42° 9.3', W 80° 5.384'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
The Oliver Hazard Perry MonumentThe Continental Construction Company of Erie constructed this 80-foot limestone monument to Oliver Hazard Perry in 1926. Erie architect Fred Fuller designed the monument. Its cost exceeded $45,000.
A Popular DestinationThe Pennsylvania State Art Commission and a local task force built the monument on Presque Isle because it could be seen from the Erie shoreline. They believed the monument would attract visitors to Presque Isle, which was designated a state park in 1921. From 1969 to 1971, new steps, a railing and a moat were added during a $500,000 renovation. The monument remains a popular tourist sight.
Never to be ForgottenThe contributions of Perry and his determined shipbuilders will not he forgotten. With a little of Perry's Luck, this towering presence will forever stand as a fitting tribute to the heroic commander for whom it was built.
In Honor of PerryOther monuments to Perry include a 352-foot granite doric column in Put-in-Bay, Ohio, and statues in both Newport, Rhode Island and downtown Erie, PA.
Did You Know?In 1977 the USS Oliver Hazard Perry (FFG-7) was launched, the first in a line of 55 Perry class guided missile frigates built by the Navy.

"Nothing could intimidate, nothing

dishearten, Perry.
"William V. Taylor, Sailing Master of the Lawrence
Marker photo caption: The Perry Monument, Presque Isle State Park, circa 1930sPennsylvania State Archives
Placed ByPresque Isle Partnership, Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, and Erie Community Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, February 17th, 2019 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 575203 N 4667386
Decimal Degrees42.15500000, -80.08973333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 9.3', W 80° 5.384'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 9' 18" N, 80° 5' 23.04" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)814
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Thompson Dr, Erie PA 16507, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?