Levi Tucker Scofield

(1842-1917), a third-generation Cleveland resident, was architect and           

sculptor of two of the most prominent outdoor sculptures in Ohio: Cleveland’s Soldiers & Sailors monument and Public Square and the Statehouse grounds in Columbus and These Are My Jewels, a Civil War Monument installed at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, and then moved to the grounds of Ohio’s State Capitol. Scofield (whose family name was originally Schofield) specialized in large institutional buildings such as schools, asylums for the insane, and penitentiaries, for which there was tremendous demand in the years after the Civil War. Notable are the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, where The Shawshank Redemption was filmed, and North Carolina’s imposing, crenulated Central Prison consciously designed to display the state’s investment in public safety, which was eventually demolished.

A local example of his work that survives is the Schofield building (now known as the Kimpton Schofield) at Euclid and  East 9th Street (See https://architecturalafterlife.com/2019/02/26/abandoned-cleveland-mansion/ ) He was the first Cleveland architect taken into membership in the American Institute of Architects.



Soldiers & Sailors Monument, Bill Eberhard