Columbus, Ohio: McKinley Loves Ida Statue

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Address:
60 S. High St., Columbus, OH
Directions:
In front of the Ohio State Capitol. On the east side of S. High St. between E. Broad and E. State Sts.
Admission:
Free
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McKinley Loves Ida Statue
Future-President William McKinley would wave from the street to his wife every day before he went to work as Ohio's governor. This statue stands on that exact spot. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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William McKinley statue.

McKinley Loves Ida Statue

The statue of William McKinley, 25th President of the U.S. and one of eight U.S. Presidents from Ohio, stands on the west side of the State Capitol, which serves as a nice backdrop to the memorial. The state keeps this and other statues and monuments that surround the capitol in pristine shape.

On either side of McKinley are two figures. The female holding a palm branch is Peace and the male is Prosperity. At the bottom of the statue is a placard with a phone number to call to hear an audio recording of the history of McKinley and the statue. Call 614-728-6883.

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McKinley is gazing across the street at an apartment window where he would wave goodbye to his wife, Ida, whenever he walked to work as governor of Ohio.

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