James A. Garfield Monument
Twentieth U.S. President James A. Garfield is one of two native sons honored in Piatt Park. Garfield took the oath of office in March 1881, was shot by an assassin in July and died in September. A canal boat operator and preacher from Cleveland, Garfield is captured here by Niehaus as a greater orator. The sculpture originally stood in the middle of Vine Street, but by the early 1900's had become an obstacle for traffic and was moved into Piatt Park. Created by Charles Henry Neihaus
14 Garfield Pl.