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When the Naperville Heritage Society decided to commission a sculpture of the city’s founder, there was no debate regarding who would be its designer. Dick Locher, a longtime Naperville resident and legendary cartoonist, known forboth his Dick Tracy comic strips and his political cartoons, was immediately chosen to help create the statue of Capt. Joseph Naper. Bryan Ogg, curator of research for the heritage societies Naper Settlement Museum, called Lochers involvement in the project a natural union. Locher visited Naper’s Homestead site and researched the 1830s before making sketches.
Locher's concept and design were brought to life in this beautiful 9 ½ foot monumental sculpture by artist and sculptor Jeff Adams.
Dedication was August 23, 2013, on the 151st anniversary of Joseph Naper's death. Joe Naper is the 43rd piece of Century walk art.
Horse Market Days
Bronze sculptures of a boy, horse, and dog.
Be The Best That You Can Be
Sculpture of William "Billy" Scherer, a graduate of Naperville High School.
Bronze squares depicting Naperville's geographic history. Created in 1986, this piece was adopted into the Century Walk in 1998.
Art group dedicating 'Naperville Loves a Parade' mural
August 30, 2014 — Source: Daily Herald — Author: Marie Wilson
Pet project: New Riverwalk sculpture celebrates Humane Society
August 19, 2014 — Source: Naperville Sun — Author: Susan Frick Carlman
Landscapers to dress up Naperville humane society sculpture
July 22, 2014 — Source: Daily Herald — Author: Marie Wilson
Naperville parade mural shows 'happy people, family values'
July 21, 2014 — Source: Daily Herald — Author: Justin Kmitch