Sam Benn

Sam Benn Oil Portrait

Sam Benn Oil Portrait by E. W. Moore  –    Council Chambers Aberdeen City Hall   –  Third Floor

Sam Benn (1832-1935) grew up in New York city and as a young adult worked as a carpenter.  For over ninety years, this oil painting of Samuel Benn has kept watch on the elected officials who overseen the city of his founding: a silent observer of countless budget battles, zoning wars and a long parade of passing city employees and council members.

…..the story of his founding Aberdeen is under Histories on this site…..