Rochester Public Art by Richard MargolisAn Inventory of Rochester NY's Landmark Sculpture, Monuments, and Memorials

 

Industry, Geography, Astronomy and Navigationby Unknown

Industry, Geography, Astronomy and Navigation
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Location: University of Rochester, near Meliora Hall
Rochester, NY (view Google map)
Material: Marble
Dated: 1874

Description: Four marble figures surrounded by evergreens

Caption: These statues once graced the facade of the University's Sibley Hall on Prince Street. Cmmissioned in Italy in 1874 by Hiram Sibley, a university trustee, they were intended to represent Industry, Geography, Astronomy and Navigation. They were shipped to Rochester by sailing vessel and canal boat. The statues were a feature of the old campus until the building was razed in 1968.

 
 

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