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  Lincoln & Pan Statues in University Park
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Before leaving the University Park (University Square), make sure that you see all the statues scattered throughout.

My photographs only show two. Not shown in the picture would be the Benjamin Harrison Statue 1908 located eastward along New York Street. This statue honors Indiana's & Indianapolis' only Presidet, Benjamin Harrison The statue is bronze and the remaining portions of the statue are limestone.

In the photo on the left is the statue called Seated Lincoln Statue 1934 located at the southeast corner of the park. It is made of bronze and depicts Lincoln slumping in a chair with his right hand raised in a gesture of peace. He sits on his shawl that is draped over the chair. The artist, Henry Hering made the statue seem real by adding Lincoln's watch chain, gloves, and stovepipe hat.

There's another state that depics Schuyler Colfax 1887 and is located a short stroll north on Pennsylvania Street from Lincoln statue. He was vice President under President Grant . This was the 1st statue in the park. This structure is 20 feet high and is made of granite.

My photograph on the right is a small sculpture of Pan that is located directly east and west of the fountain. This and the Wood Nymph Statue are replicas because the originals were stolen years ago. Both once were drinking fountains.

I wish we had seen all of these with more sunshine.

Directions: Scattered through University Park
Phone: (317)232-7615
Website: http://www.ai.org/iwm

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  • Updated Apr 11, 2005
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