Harding Memorial

Marion, Ohio

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The Harding Memorial is located at the intersection OH-423 and Vernon Heights Boulevard in Marion, Ohio (Marion Township, Marion County). The coordinates are 40° 34' 22.91" N, 83° 7' 21.6" W.

antique postcard

Antique postcard, postmarked September 6, 1943

The Harding Memorial is the final resting place of President Warren G. Harding and his wife. President Harding died in 1923, and his wife died a few months later. They were buried in a temporary tomb in the Marion Cemetery until the memorial was completed. The memorial was designed by Henry Hornbostel and Eric Wood, and it is made of white Georgian Marble. The memorial is HUGE...it's over fifty feet tall and is about 103 feet in diameter. There are forty-six columns. It was very expensive to construct too, it cost $783,103! Groundbreaking was in 1926, and construction was completed about a year later, in 1927. The official dedication was on June 16, 1931 by President Herbert Hoover. It is a very beautiful memorial, and it is definitely worth visiting!

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