Anthony Wayne Statue

By: kmom14

Aug 31 2015

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Category: Fort Wayne, Historic Fort Wayne, Street Photography

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Aperture:f/6.5
Focal Length:23mm
ISO:500
Shutter:1/59 sec
Camera:COOLPIX S3100

Above is a bronze sculpture of General “Mad” Anthony Wayne, by  Sculptor George Etiennne Ganiere that was dedicated on July 4th, 1918.

It is substantial and larger than life, as you can see by the adult men also in the photo.   In looking for more on the background on the sculpture, I found the following on Smithsonian’s Art Inventories Catalog:

“General Anthony Wayne was an officer during the American Revolution. The commission was originally given to Charles J. Mulligan, but he died before the work was begun. Money for the monument was raised through an annual tax levy.

 

Originally, this sculpture of Fort Wayne’s founder was installed in Hayden Park, but in 1973 it was relocated to Freimann Square where it was installed on a new base. The original base, a large granite block with bronze relief plaques, was left in Hayden Park, which became part of the grounds at Harmer School.”

 

In 2014 there was restoration commissioned by city completed by Andrzej Dajnowski, owner of Conservation Sculpture & Objects Studio, Inc. and his son for $75,000 using laser technology.

 

Location:  Freimann Square, North East corner of Main and South Clinton, Fort Wayne, IN

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