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Intersection of Butler Street and Penn Avenue

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World War I, veterans, Lawrenceville, soldier, bronze, granite, sandstone, City of Pittsburgh

Artwork Type

Memorial, Monument, Permanent, Sculpture



Doughboy

1921


Allen George Newman



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Owner City of Pittsburgh

After World War I, the citizens of Lawrenceville, a neighborhood in the East End of Pittsburgh, wanted a monument to honor the soldiers from their community. The Doughboy symbolizes the footmen that were in the heat of battle. The bronze figure is outfitted with a helmet, armed with a rifle, and carrying ammunition. An honor roll of Lawrenceville soldiers wraps around the base of the monument.

The plaque below the soldier reads:
In memory and honor of those who made the supreme sacrifice and of the service men of the World War 1917 – 1918
Erected by the people of the 5th Zone 6th Ward

Allen George Newman (1875-1940) was a sculptor from New York. He studied at the National Academy of Design and spent his career creating figurative work and medals.