Castleman, John B., Monument

Jct. of Cherokee Rd. and Willow Ave., Louisville, Kentucky. County/parish: Jefferson.

NRIS 97000690

1 contributing object.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places July 17, 1997.

Part of Civil War Monuments of Kentucky MPS (NRIS 64500229).

Also known as:

  • JF-EC-18

From Wikipedia:

John B. Castleman Monument

The John B. Castleman Monument, within the Cherokee Triangle of Louisville, Kentucky, was unveiled on November 8, 1913. The model, selected from a competition to which numerous sculptors contributed, was designed by R. Hinton Perry of New York. The statue was erected to honor John Breckinridge Castleman at a cost of $15,000 by popular subscription from city, state, and other commonwealths. The statue is made of bronze, and rests on a granite pedestal. It stands 15-feet high, with a base of 12×20 feet. The monument was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 17, 1997, as part of the Civil War Monuments of Kentucky MPS. There have been attempts to remove the statue since January 2019 due to the fact that Castleman was a general of the Confederate army; however, all attempts to remove the monument have failed so far.

The Louisville Courier-Journal notes that the impact of Castleman on the Louisville park system is an overblown compared to others such as Andrew Cowan, saying, "If you have [heard of Castleman], it's probably because of the statue he helped erect of himself at Cherokee Road and Cherokee Parkway."

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National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/97000690

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