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Forty-Eight-Star Flag in Bronze

Posted in Sculpture, Squirrel Hill by Dr. Boli on August 4, 2011

This memorial in Schenley Park to our national flag is one of the few memorials on which you can find the exact cost of the memorial inscribed: $1881.63.

Wadsworth Stone & Paving Co.

Posted in Squirrel Hill by Dr. Boli on May 30, 2010

Click on the picture to enlarge it.

Back in the good old days, when people took pride in their work, or at least when bronze was cheaper, some contractors would put a bronze plate in the concrete of every sidewalk they laid. They were meant to be permanent, and they do seem to last at least as long as the sidewalks around them. Some of the most ornate plates were the ones left by the Wadsworth Stone & Paving Co., whose plates are works of art in themselves. This one was set in a sidewalk in Squirrel Hill.

Urn in Mellon Park

Posted in Squirrel Hill by Dr. Boli on October 1, 2009

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A worn face on a worn urn in Mellon Park seems immemorially ancient. It isn’t, but it’s old enough to remember when the park was a millionaire’s private playground.

More Autumn Colors in Mellon Park

Posted in Nature, Squirrel Hill by Dr. Boli on November 11, 2008

There is no need for explanation: just beautiful November colors in every shade.

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A Lion in Mellon Park

Posted in Sculpture, Squirrel Hill by Dr. Boli on November 7, 2008

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A lion in Mellon Park guards a formal green.

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