Oliver Pollock Fountain and Monument - Baton Rouge, LA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390
N 30° 26.799 W 091° 11.295
15R E 673965 N 3369673
Quick Description: Located in the Galvez Plaza in Downtown Baton Rouge. Both pieces are great to enjoy.
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 11/28/2010 7:19:15 AM
Waymark Code: WMA7GR
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 6

Long Description:
Located in the shadows of the Old State Capitol building, the Galvez Plaza is a great place to sit and relax while walking Downtown Baton Rouge. During city celebrations and festivals, this area is usually the center of festivities.

The statue is of Irish born Oliver Pollock, who was a merchant during the American Revolutionary War. worked and sold land in the Baton Rouge area. He is credited with creating the American Dollar sign ($).

The artist is Frank Hayden, who has numerous pieces all throughout the Baton Rouge area. He was born in Memphis, TN and moved to Baton Rouge in the early 1960's as a member of the faculty of Southern University in Baton Rouge. He died in 1988.
TITLE: Oliver Pollock Fountain and Monument

ARTIST(S): Frank Hayden

DATE: 1979

MEDIUM: Sculpture: bronze; Base: concrete

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS LA000321

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

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Galvez Plaza Baton Rouge, LA 70801


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
No differences, in great condition.


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