Pierre Laclede Statue

Overview for Pierre Laclede Statue in Washington Square Park

Photo by Mark Groth Title: Washington Square Park Laclede Statue
Source: Mark Groth


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Park: Washington Square Park


The statue was inspired by the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the incorporation of St. Louis as a City in 1909 and was donated by the St. Louis Centennial Association. The visage is not an attempt at a likeness, but the pioneer character is instead represented. The composition depicts Laclede stepping from his boat to the bank to found St. Louis. The statue was unveiled in May of 1914.

Sculptor: George Julian Zolnay

Year Dedicated: 1914


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