Thursday, November 23, 2006

Mostly Forgotten

This sculptured face is at the base of what looks like a birdbath at the west end of the Plaza De La Constitucion. This was a pedestal for a statue contributed to St. Augustine by the the Dr. Andrew Anderson family in 1921. The statue was of a girl in a flowing gown standing atop an ornate fountain. Vandals smashed the statue in 1941. The base and fountain dish remain. Anderson was responsible for the sculpted Lions on the bridge, the Ponce statue on the Circle and the flagpole in front of the American Legion. Public Art in those days mainly consisted of monuments to people or events.

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