camcarlson

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Monument to the Elm

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Here’s a blast from the past…

The sculpture existed on the corner of University and College, carved out of a 125-year-old Elm tree ravaged by Dutch Elm disease. The sculpture was created in 1974, taken down for restoration work in 1981, reinstalled in 1983 and taken down again (for good) in 1995. I would love to know what happened to it after its retirement — was it destroyed or stored somewhere?

Below are scans from a fundraising brochure printed for its restoration:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Written by camcarlson

August 7, 2012 at 9:09 PM

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  1. I remember that sculpture! Such a shame…

    trumpethustra

    August 10, 2012 at 12:44 PM


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