by Pamela S. Carpenter
Bronze sculpture of journalist and historian Genevieve Towsley, author of "A view of Historic Naperville."
Artist: Pamela S. Carpenter
Location: Chicago Ave. and Washington St.
Installation Date: 1999
Description: Bronze sculpture of journalist and historian Genevieve Towsley, author of "A view of Historic Naperville."
Plaque Text: Genevieve Towsley, 1907-1995. Naperville Journalist, author, and historian. Come sit with Genevieve if you may. She's lend her ear to what you say. She's "pounded the pavement" and upon her search, this journalist wrote of community, county and church. Her stories meandered through our everyday life. Writings of our neighbors joys and strife. Life the fruited vine upon arbor sound, her columns became our history written bound. Come site with Genevieve, if you may. She's a 20th century icon in every way.