Horse Market Days
by Pamela S. Carpenter (sculptor of the Boy), Robert Buono (Sculptor of the Horse), and Torsten Muehl (Sculptor of the Dog)
Bronze sculptures of a boy, horse, and dog.
Title: Horse Market Days
Artist: Pamela S. Carpenter (sculptor of the Boy), Robert Buono (Sculptor of the Horse), and Torsten Muehl (Sculptor of the Dog)
Location: Aurora Ave. and Webster St.
Creation Date: 2001
Installation Date: 2001
Description: Bronze sculptures of a boy, horse, and dog.
Plaque Text: Horse Market Days were held outside the Pre-Emption House in Naperville in the 1800s and early 1900s. All breeds of horses were sold or traded. Young boys, with the help of small herd dogs, were often hired to run the horses, show them to prospective buyers, and guide them to the railroad depot for shipment to new owners. Principally funded by the Rotary Club of Naperville, each work of art was created in clay and cast in bronze through the "lost wax method." Separate pieces were then pounded, welded into place, metal chased, re-detailed, and patinated to create this metal snapshot in time.
Plaque Courtesy Of: Plaque in memory of Phillip Holler. Installation courtesy of David and Dawn Kelsch