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9-foot tall bronze sculpture of Dick Tracy. Dick Locher, who succeeded Chester Gould in drawing the Dick Tracy comic strip and became a Pulitzer-prize winning editorial cartoonist at the Tribune, has been a Naperville resident for almost 1/2 century.
Faith, Hope and Charity
The mural includes the names of 12 famous American masons on one side, and 12 well-known Naperville masons on the other including city founder Joe Naper. Two large portraits dominate the mural -- on one side stands George Washington, one of 14 U.S Presidents who were Masons, and on the other side, Joe Naper. An 18" border painted to simulate wood and rope shows how masons are tied together around the world.
Spirit of the American Navy
Five years after his success with “The Spirit of the American Doughboy,” artist E.M. Viquesney created this sculpture, “The Spirit of the American Navy” with its first U.S. installation in November, 1927. “Sailorboy” was meant to be a companion to the 135-plus “Doughboy” sculptures. When sales were slow after eight stamped sheet copper editions had been created, production stopped. This copy was discovered in an antique store in Pennwater, Michigan. Its owners had purchased him from a Chicago junkyard in the early 1900’s. No record exists of this sculpture even being permanently erected in any location. Now our “Sailorboy” stands tall, waving to his WWI companion across Burlington Square Park in joint remembrance of service in the “War to End All Wars.”
The Cat in the Hat
10-foot sculpture of beloved Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat character.
Call for Artists!
September 3, 2015
News updated: 5/26/2015 11:05 AM In memory of Naperville's Wehrli, Lincoln sculpture envisioned in town
May 26, 2015 — Source: Daily Herald — Author: Marie Wilson
Naperville commits money to maintain public art
March 31, 2015 — Source: Daily Herald — Author: Marie Wilson
Public art group seeks more money from Naperville
February 13, 2015 — Source: Daily Herald — Author: Marie Wilson