The Hiker Monument

McKinley Circle



The area today minus the statue from Google Earth

From Rider's New York City - 1916:

Where Clinton Avenue crosses Belmont Avenue, in a small triangular park on the west side of the Avenue, there is a bronze statue, heroic size, commemorating the Spanish-American War. It is entitled The Hiker, and represents the type of American soldier in that war. (Allen G. Newman, sculptor).

This statue, originally designed to be shown in the rotunda of the NY State Building at the Jamestown Exposition, was unveiled on Memorial Day, 1914, by the United Spanish War Veterans, in memory of the soldiers, sailors and marines who lost their lives in the Spanish War.