H. J. Heinz Memorial Plaza, Sharpsburg

H. J. Heinz started his business in Sharpsburg, and he gave this plaza in the center of the town as a token of his gratitude. The bronze reliefs are by the notable sculptor Emil Fuchs. The main section of the top panel is an allegory of Industry; the main part of the lower panel shows H. J. Heinz himself teaching Sunday school at Grace Methodist Church.

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The statue of an Indian, always identified as Guyasuta, is a duplicate of a duplicate. Heinz gave the town a splendid fountain, which was knocked down by a car in the 1930s. The statue of Guyasuta was replaced from the original molds, but that replacement was run over by a truck in the 1980s. This current incarnation has not been smashed yet.

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Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3.

St. Mary’s Church, Sharpsburg

 

 

From the magazine Stone, “devoted to the quarrying and cutting of stone for architectural uses.”