Statues and Sculpture
Public statuary used to be a civic-minded way to commemorate people and events. But notice that nearly all of these statutes were made before 1940. Why have we stopped commemorating success and valor?
A goal is to add photos of each of these pieces of public sculpture - please help!
- The Aviator at Linsly School (1925)
- Congressional Medal of Honor, Heritage Park (2009?)
- Crescendo at Wheeling Jesuit University (1983)
- Henry Clay Monument, Monument Place (1820) destroyed
- Madonna of the Trail, National Road near Wheeling Park (1928)
- MIlitary Memorial, Heritage Park (date?)
- McColloch's Leap, Wheeling Hill (1917)
- McConkey Monument, Wheeling Island (1939)
- Mileage Markers, National Road
- The Mingo Indian at the top of Wheeling Hill (1928)
- Paxton Fountain; destroyed, previously at old City-County Building
- Pierpont; new statue at corner of Independence Hall
- Pollack Memorial Monument south of 827 Main, adjacent to US 70 bridge (1916)
- Walter Reuther, labor leader, Heritage Park on the River (1990)
- Riverside Park Monument, Wheeling Island Boat Launch and Marina, Wheeling Island, (1900)
- Saint Joseph, Mount Saint Joseph Motherhouse (1956)
- Our Lady of Victory, Good Shepard Nursing Home (1901)
- Otto Schenk where? (1930s?)
- Soldiers Monument, Wheeling Park (1883)
- Spirit of the American Doughboy, Wheeling Park (1931)
- The Stag, Oglebay Park (1929)
- Sundial, Monument Place(1820) does it still exist?
- Thomas Memorial, Greenwood Cemetery (~1898)
- Swedish? Cross Statue, Heritage Part (xxxx)
- Modernist sculpture, S side of WV Northern College (xxxx)
- Assorted small Mary statues at WJU and other religious buildings
- Historical Highway Markers throughout area
The fundamental reference is the Smithsonian Art Inventory Catalog.