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Boies Penrose - Harrisburg, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11
N 40° 15.722 W 076° 52.930
18T E 339949 N 4458539
Quick Description: Bronze statue of Boies Penrose, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania from 1897 until 1921.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 6/25/2019 9:50:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM10V8V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
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Long Description:
Bronze statue on a marble base located near the southwest corner of the State Capitol grounds in Harrisburg.

Boies Penrose was a Republican who held the record for longest-serving Senator from the state until surpassed in 2005 by Arlen Specter.

Penrose spent the majority of his life in public service, first at the state level, then at the national level. He served as a representative, then state senator and sat on many committees.

He died in office in 1921.

The statue was not completed until 1930. It is 9 feet tall on a 7 foot granite base. The base is inscribed simply:

BOIES PENROSE
UNITED STATES SENATOR
1897 - 1921
TITLE: Boies Penrose

ARTIST(S): Samuel Murray

DATE: 1929/30

MEDIUM: Bronze and Marble

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS PA000989

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
SW Corner of the State Capitol Grounds.


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
None.


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