Public Art

Lyon Monument

By Adolphus Druiding
Category: Sculpture


Lyon Park, at Broadway and Arsenal, is a pleasant open space just east of the old Anheuser Busch brewery. Both an obelisk and a statue have been placed in the park which has been named after General Lyon because of its proximity to the U.S. Arsenal that Lyon saved from attack by Confederate forces.

Lyon’s portrait is cast on the bronze plaque on the front of the obelisk. On the reverse side is a mythological figure holding symbols of war and justice.

Dimensions: 27′ x 5′ x 5′
Year Completed: 1874
Material: Missouri granite with bronze plaques
Owner: City of St. Louis
Donor: Lyon Monument Association

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