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Marquette Statue - St. Ignace, MI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member linkys
N 45° 52.287 W 084° 43.876
16T E 676078 N 5082267
Quick Description: Statue of the famous Jesuit Father and the explorer of the Mississippi River in the park bearing his name located in downtown St. Ignace.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 8/24/2011 7:11:47 PM
Waymark Code: WMCDBZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

Long Description:
White marble statue that is located in the northeast corner of Father Marquette Park. It faces away from the lake and towards the grave site monument in the back ( southwest) corner. The statue stands on a rock base and is surrounded by flower beds.

A wooden cross is in his left hand, and his right hand is raised. There is some staining on the front lower portion of his robes, and a slight amount on the rear, but otherwise the statue is in good condition.
TITLE: Marquette Statue

ARTIST(S): Unknown, sculptor

DATE: Not stated

MEDIUM: Figure: marble; Cross: wood; Base: limestone

CONTROL NUMBER: MI000736

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

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Marquette Mission Park North State & Marquette Streets St. Ignace, Michigan


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
Inventory listing states "The sculpture was vandalized in 1993. Treatment needed." The statue is in good condition, with some staining apparent to the lower front area of his robe. There is also slight staining to the rear, but nothing else noted.


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