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Burlington City Arts

Lafayette

UVM Green, N. Prospect Street
1883, bronze
 
Just as great classical heroes were immortalized in the empires of our political roots, Americans began immortalizing their heroes in much the same fashion to symbolize their independence. Lafayette came to the Colonies from France expressly to help America gain independence from the British and quickly became a general in the army. John P. Howard gifted this piece to UVM to commemorate Lafayette’s visit to Vermont in 1825.

Photo by Michael Weizenegger

 
 

Ira Allen

UVM Green, N. Prospect Street
1921, bronze
 
Ira Allen came to Vermont to work with his brothers as a surveyor for the newly forged northern territory. Brother of famed Green Mountain Boy, Ethan Allen, Ira Allen acquired his own source of fame as the founding father of the University of Vermont Medical College. This piece was donated to UVM by James Wilbur in 1921.

Photo by Michael Weizenegger

 
 

The Burlington Earth Clock

Oakledge Park
2007, granite
 
The Burlington Earth Clock is the first project of Circles for Peace, a Vermont grassroots non-profit organization that is based on the philosophy that inner peace and inner strength can be restored by witnessing the rhythms and cycles of nature.
 

 
 

Water Treatment Plant Sculpture Collection

Burlington Bike Path, south of water treatment plant
 

 
 

The Winged Monkeys

Union Station, 1 Main Street
1975, steel
 
The Winged Monkeys of the clock tower were originally made in 1975 for a waterbed store in downtown Burlington called “The Emerald City of Oz.” This piece actually boasts a fascinating story of theft. After the waterbed store moved to the Shelburne Road, the male monkey was stolen from the roof and disappeared. Months later, the thieves were nabbed in a stakeout and the piece was returned to the store owner. In 1997, the waterbed store closed and the monkeys were taken to the roof of One Main Street.

 
 

Foundations

Waterfront Park parking lot
1998, oxidized copper
 

 
 

Amphibians

Waterfront Park
1991, granite
 

 
 

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