Muskegon, Michigan: World's Oldest and Least Flattering McKinley Statue Team Field Report

349 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon, MI
On the south side of W. Webster Ave. between 3rd and 4th Sts, in front of what is now the Muskegon Board of Education.
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World's Oldest and Least Flattering McKinley Statue
In his rush to be first, sculptor Charles Henry Niehaus created a warts-n-all McKinley statue with ample belly, double chin, and big old bald head. Report...

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McKinley statue.

World's Oldest and Least Flattering McKinley Statue

It is not an unflattering statue.

[Jon Morgan, 04/10/2018]

"Least flattering" if you viewed the nation's McKinley figures side-by-side. Later McKinley statues made him appear more statesmanlike, The Man in his imperialist topcoat. Muskegon's 1902 version is more of a middle-aged businessman.

McKinley statue.

World's Oldest and Least Flattering McKinley Statue

Other statues of presidents and war heroes are in Hackley Park across the street, but McKinley stands alone.

[Sarah Sekac, 09/18/2014]
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