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Exodus Dec 11, 2006 8:07 AM

Monuments, Statues, & Sculptures...
...Show them.

Heres a few in Detroit

Spirit of Detroit AKA "Jolly Green Giant", he is 3 stories tall.

The Thinker

Passo Di Danza

Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Antoine De Lamothe Cadillac(founder of the city)

The name speaks for itself

Ty Cobb

Joe Louis

Henry Ford

Catching Up: In one of The DPM stations

La Fleuve Et La Garonne

Nymphe Et Armor

Hurlbut Memorial Gate At Water Works Park: It is 132 ft. wide & 50 ft. in height, and the terrace is 12 feet above street level(2 stories)

Judge Augustus Woodwards Plan For The City Of Detroit

"The Steeple" At Kennedy Sq.

Calder Sculpture

"Transcending" Labor Legacy Monument


The Hand Of God

Millenium Bell At Grand Circus Park

This 185 ft. tower at Water Works Park was torn down. :(

Also Gordie Howe will be getting a statue, it's about time.

Note: These are some pics I found on a couple of websites, I do not take any credit for them.

Exodus Dec 12, 2006 2:03 PM


SD_Phil Dec 12, 2006 3:07 PM

I'll bite. Anyone that's been to SD should be able to ID most of these since they're almost all in the same spot:

2.I do believe this is Mr. Horton @ the Horton Plaza:
3. Murillo @ Balboa Park
4. Zurbaran @ BP
5.Velazquez @ BP
6.? @ BP

flar Dec 12, 2006 5:09 PM

Every city should have tons of statues. A few from Hamilton, Ontario:

A monument to a decisive battle during the War of 1812:

hauntedheadnc Dec 12, 2006 6:59 PM

From Asheville:

This sculpture has a name but nobody knows what it is. It's known, by everyone, as "that big metal tree at the Federal Building."

The Vance Monument, erected in 1897 to honor Zebulon Baird Vance, Civil War-era governor of North Carolina, born just north of town. A statue of Vance stands in the US Capitol, and he was known as an outspoken advocate of tolerance. Every year, the local Jewish congregations and the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution lay a wreath on his grave in rememberance of that.

A very bad bronze copy of the gravestone angel that inspired the title of Thomas Wolfe's Look Homeward, Angel. The real marble deal is located in a cemetery in Hendersonville.

Statues at Biltmore House.

The 'Crossroads' station on the Asheville Urban Trail, in Pack Square. It honors the fact that Asheville was born as a tourist town when, from the 1790's up through the mid 1800's, farmers driving their livestock to market from Greenville, SC to Greeneville, TN found the city to be a convenient halfway place to stop and rest.

The 'Flat Iron' station on the Urban Trail. It stands at the base of the Flat Iron Building, and also marks the fact that the Asheville Laundry once stood nearby.

'Past and Promise' on the Urban Trail. This little bronze girl has become something of a city symbol. People like to dress her up. She's been found wearing a bra and a party hat after a downtown festival, and a coat when snow threatens.

The Grove Arcade Public Market. Meet the griffins, Roger and Ben.

I believe this is Roger. My monitor's kind of dark, so I can't read the plaque all that well.

Civil War monument.

'Continuum.' The first public sculpture placed downtown, in 1983.

The statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in MLK Park.

Last but not least, the 'Appalachian Stage' station on the Urban Trail, on the little plaza in front of the Civic Center.

hauntedheadnc Dec 14, 2006 8:23 PM

This is a beautiful thread, so it needs a bump. I'd like to see more statues and monuments. You DC and NYC people could flood the thread!

rockyi Dec 15, 2006 3:13 AM

Just a few photos I took around the Quad Cities...

A "What Is It"

hauntedheadnc Dec 15, 2006 3:20 AM


Originally Posted by rockyi (Post 2511040)
Just a few around the Quad Cities...

Creepy, but I like it. Victorian cemeteries are the best.

rockyi Dec 15, 2006 3:46 AM

That entire cemetery (Chippiannock) is on the historical register. That particular monument was made in Belgium in the late 1800's for the Cable family.

DJM19 Dec 15, 2006 5:20 AM

Los Angeles

Korean Bell of Friendship

Amelia Earhart Statue

Tommy Trojan at USC!

Magic Johnson Statue

Carlos III of Spain, sent Felipe de Neve to found LA

Don Felipe de Neve, founder of Los Angeles

Emiliano Zapata, leading figure in mexican revolution

El Cura Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, father of mexican independence

Sun Yat-Sen, Chinese revolutionary and leader in Republic of China

Lucille Ball, actress (there are a couple of her)

Jeanne D'Arc

Griffith J. Griffith


Harrison Gray Otis

Peace on Earth

Johnny Carson

Jack Benny

Charlie Chaplin

Shinran Shonin

Exodus Dec 15, 2006 8:00 AM

Really interesting stuff, I would love to see more.

rockyi Dec 16, 2006 3:33 AM

A few more from the Quad Cities. Some rather questionable.

This tic tac toe /outhouse thing is actually a Sol LeWitt sculpture.

Not crazy about this one.

Nope, not even up close.

Life sized bronzes.

hauntedheadnc Dec 16, 2006 4:49 AM


Originally Posted by rockyi

Seems rather grim. What's the significance?

Exodus Dec 16, 2006 1:57 PM


Originally Posted by hauntedheadnc (Post 2513426)
Seems rather grim. What's the significance?

I like it in a weird kind of way.

rockyi Dec 16, 2006 3:11 PM


Originally Posted by hauntedheadnc (Post 2513426)
Seems rather grim. What's the significance?

I don't think there is a significance. That's what happens when you commission local artists to decorate your streets and automatically applaud their finished work even though it eventually leaves people scratching their heads. Like the "hammer" I posted above......
Here's another angle.
People will look at it and say things like...."'s a hammer.....why is it broken....and why is it soooo damn big?"..."What does it mean?"
I suppose they're really not that bad but they do have me asking WTF, but maybe that's the whole idea.

UncleRando Dec 16, 2006 7:08 PM

Here are some random shots from various locations...

Hamilton, OH (aka City of Sculpture):

Carmel, IN (downtown)

Indianapolis, IN (downtown)

Cincinnati, OH (downtown)

University of Cincinnati: Oscar Robertson

Dayton, OH (downtown)


Washington DC

hauntedheadnc Dec 16, 2006 9:42 PM


Originally Posted by rockyi (Post 2513876)
I don't think there is a significance. That's what happens when you commission local artists to decorate your streets and automatically applaud their finished work even though it eventually leaves people scratching their heads.

She looks like she's dying in some sort of explosion.

hauntedheadnc Dec 16, 2006 9:43 PM

The pics from the Hamiltons (Ontario and Ohio) are really sweet. The detail in those statues from Hamilton, ON is amazing! What do they commemorate?

UncleRando Dec 16, 2006 10:33 PM

^From Hamilton, OH....the one with the cape, in the street, is for Alexander Hamilton (the city's namesake), and the other is the Soldiers, Sailors & Pioneers Monument.

Here are some more from Hamilton:

Hebe, Nymph of Streams and Brooks

The Hamilton Gateway

Symmes Monument

Shared Vision

First Ride

Some various ones:


Firefighter Memorial



Space Tower

Legacy of Literature



All of these images are from:,%20Nymph

More information on these pieces, as well as, other pieces you can visit the website above.

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