After the dedication in 1887, this statue was turned over to the city, since it belonged to Fairmount Park and was well kept since the park was such a famous attraction at the time; the Meade equestrian monument was also considered to be one of the most influential pieces of artwork by Calder, perhaps even more so than his famous Penn. Shortly thereafter, the Civil War Monument of Philadelphia, also known as the Smith Memorial (because Smith had money), was built nearby and also boasts a proud statue of General Meade atop one of the pillars. Over time, different roads and passes through Fairmount Park have become dead ends, neglected, and forgotten, leaving the treasures on their paths in the same condition. The monument has been vandalized too many times to count, littered on, grafittied, etc. It is still located behind Memorial Hall, but few people know it even exists.