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"Let There Be Light" - Scripps Park - Rushville, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 40° 07.031 W 090° 34.715
15T E 706348 N 4443573
Quick Description: Woman with arms raised as if she is holding something.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 2/20/2014 8:20:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMK6MG
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:

County of statue: Schuyler County
Location of statue: Scripps Park, Rushville
Title of statue: "LET THERE BE LIGHT"
Artist: George Gray Barnard, sculptor
Date sculpted: 1936
Statue placed by: Albert Morris Bagby
Text of base:


"The Italian marble statue "Let There Be Light" is located near the tennis courts at Scripps Park. The statue was made by American sculptor George Gray Barnard, weighs five and one-half tons and sits on a three and one-half ton granite base. It was placed at the entrance of Scripps Park in 1936 by Albert Morris Bagby in memory of his parents, John Courts Bagby and Mary Agnes Scripps Bagby."
- © September 20, 2000

This is a replica of the original which is located: At Barnard's parents grave in Springdale Cemetery, Madison, Kentucky

A second replica is here:
"Let There be Light, by George Grey Barnard This elegant bronze statue of a woman with uplifted arms by world-renowned sculptor, George Grey Barnard, is mounted on a granite base at the gravesite of founder Isaac Wolfe Bernheim and his wife. The sculpture stands above a stone semi-circle and is flanked by granite pylons representing the Jewish and Christian religions. A nearby bronze plaque reads: 'May light, the symbol of life and truth, illumine the paths of good citizenship and reason, and tolerance and fairness guide our relationship with our fellow men.'"
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Kentucky

Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Let There Be Light

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: George Gray Barnard

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1936

Materials used: marble

Location: entrance to Scripps Park, Rushville, IL

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