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Juan Ponce de Leon - Jacksonville, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 30° 19.220 W 081° 39.564
17R E 436606 N 3354465
Quick Description: This bust of famous explorer Ponce de Leon is located in Friendship Fountain Park in Jacksonville, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 7/15/2011 1:52:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMC1VC
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 4

Long Description:
Smithsonian Art Inventory Description: "A bust of Juan Ponce de Leon, with moustache and beard, wearing a Spanish helmet crowned by feathers, and a shirt with a ruffled collar."

Smithsonian Art Inventory Inscription: "(On front of plinth, raised letters:) Juan Ponce de/Leon"

The statue's home is in Friendship Fountain Park, which is located along Downtown Jacksonville's Southbank Riverwalk on the St. Johns River. The park opened in 1965 and is one of Jacksonville's attractions to visitors and residents alike.
TITLE: Juan Ponce de Leon

ARTIST(S): Unknown

DATE: Unknown

MEDIUM: Bust: limestone; Pedestal: concrete; Foundation: concrete.

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS FL000678

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

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Friendship Park, West end Southbank Riverwalk, near Main Street bridge, Jacksonville, Florida


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
In the Smithsonian description of the statue, the word "mustache" is incorrectly spelled "moustache".


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