Lincoln Goodale (sculpture)

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Lincoln Goodale
Columbus, Ohio (2018) - 364.jpg
The memorial in 2018
Lincoln Goodale is located in Ohio
Lincoln Goodale
Lincoln Goodale
Location in Ohio
Year1888 (1888)
SubjectLincoln Goodale
LocationColumbus, Ohio, United States
Coordinates39°58′28.3″N 83°00′19.8″W / 39.974528°N 83.005500°W / 39.974528; -83.005500Coordinates: 39°58′28.3″N 83°00′19.8″W / 39.974528°N 83.005500°W / 39.974528; -83.005500

Lincoln Goodale (also known as Dr. Lincoln Goodale, the Goodale Monument, and Memorial to Lincoln Goodale, M.D.), is an 1888 bust depicting the physician of the same name, installed in Columbus, Ohio's Goodale Park, in the United States.[1]

Description and history[edit]

The memorial, 2018

The bust, sculpted by John Quincy Adams Ward, depicts Goodale wearing a suit and bow tie. It is made of bronze with green patina and measures approximately 3 feet (0.91 m) x 2 feet (0.61 m), 6 inches (15 cm) x 2 feet (0.61 m).[1] The bust rests on a granite base measuring approximately 12 feet (3.7 m) x 10 feet (3.0 m) x 2 feet (0.61 m). The base was designed by Richard Morris Hunt.[1]

There are several inscriptions. Two on the bust read "J.Q.A. WARD / Sculptor" and "CAST BY THE HENRY-BONNARD BRONZE CO. NEW YORK. 1888”.[1] Another on the base reads: “LINCOLN / GOODALE”. A plaque on the base, donated on July 14, 1991, reads, “Lincoln Goodale 1782-1868 This bronze bust was created in 1888 by Ohio sculptor J.Q.A. Ward in memory of Dr. Lincoln Goodale, the area's first physician."[1]

The memorial cost $5,470 and was commissioned and paid for by the city and executors of Goodale’s estate.[1] It was designed in 1887 and dedicated on September 26, 1888. The artwork was surveyed by the Smithsonian Institution's "Save Outdoor Sculpture!" program in 1992.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Lincoln Goodale, (sculpture)". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved October 22, 2018.