Colonel Baker

Title:  Colonel Baker
Artist:  Ray Kobald
Medium:  Sculpture – Bronze
Dimensions:  Lifesize
Location:  Sidewalk in front of the Hotel Baker, 100 W. Main Street
Owner:  City of St. Charles
Donated By:  Downtown St. Charles Partnership
Map Locator Number:  #20

Story:  Colonel Baker is one of the sculptures included in the Gratitude Project. 

The plaque on the bench where the Colonel “sits” reads:  COLONEL EDWARD J. BAKER | 1868 – 1959 | St. Charles leader, philanthropist and sportsman, with deep commitment to his community | Sponsored by the Downtown St. Charles Partnership Public Art Committee

More information about Colonel Baker can be found at:
AND (By the St. Charles History Museum)


Colonel Baker is featured on the Art Tour.  Download the Otocast app on your electronic device to hear the artist’s story.


Photograph of the sculpture of Colonel Baker Courtesy of Guy Bellaver