Citadel - Panama City, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 30° 11.159 W 085° 43.747
16R E 622349 N 3340076
Quick Description: A fountain with a copper piece resembling a tower maze
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 11/29/2010 2:47:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMA7TC
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 3

Long Description:
Official Description:
Abstract copper sculpture of rectangular and circular forms built into a tower-like shape. Four bronze abstract figures are located at various positions on the tower. The sculpture serves as a fountain and stands on a concrete base in the center of a fountain basin. The basin is constructed of concrete and brick.

The sculpture was installed in 1972. It was repaired from vandalism and renamed "Citadel" around 1986.

The information plaque reads:
Citadel
Artist: Roland Hockett
Dedicated in 1973 by President Richard M. Morley. The artist donated his efforts, with the help of his son Christopher, to create this sculpture for the college. The materials were donated by a campus club. The base was built and donated by Gulf Asphalt Co. of Panama City, Florida. Registered with the National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property: National Museum of American Art and the Smithsonian Institution.

More about the artist can be found at his website (link)

TITLE: Citadel

ARTIST(S): Roland Hockett

DATE: 1972. Reworked ca. 1986.

MEDIUM: Copper and bronze in a concrete fountain basin

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS FL000873

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

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
In front of the the
Amelia G. Tapper Center for the Arts
Gulf Coast Community College
5230 West Highway 98
Panama City, Florida 32401



DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
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