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"The Dreamer" - Pettygrove Park - Portland, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red
N 45° 30.644 W 122° 40.731
10T E 525085 N 5039739
Quick Description: Pettygrove Park is located between 3rd and 4th on SW Hall. The striking feature of Pettygrove Park is Manuel Izquierdo’s design of a reclining woman, “The Dreamer.”
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 5/21/2007 12:50:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM1JQK
Views: 29

Long Description:


In 1843, Francis Pettygrove won a two out of three coin toss with Asa Lovejoy and thus had the right to name the city after his hometown of Portland, Maine. If Asa Lovejoy had won, he would have named the city after his hometown of Boston, Massachusetts. The same coin that Pettygrove and Lovejoy used was flipped to determine which of the two neighboring parks would be named Lovejoy and which would be named Pettygrove.

The striking feature of Pettygrove Park is Manuel Izquierdo’s design of a reclining woman, “The Dreamer.” Izquierdo said that “’The Dreamer’ speaks of hope, of beauty and serenity, of love, and for a better life in our midst.” He filled the bronze sculpture with foam so that falling rain would make a gentle sound like a kettledrum rather than the ringing it would make if hollow.

Instructions for logging waymark: A photograph is required that shows you (or your GPS receiver, if you are waymarking solo) and "The Dreamer."

Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: "The Dreamer"

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Manuel Izquierdo

Materials used: Bronze

Location: Pettygrove Park

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please upload at least one photo you have personally taken of the sculpture and tell us a little about your impressions of the piece. Additional photos are always appreciated.
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