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(Baseball Player) , 1927

by Unknown

 

Mediums: Granite

Location: Mid-Town; Elmwood Park 68th and Leavenworth 100 yards North of the Grotto and 100 yards to the East of the Pavilion in the Park

Owner: City of Omaha

Additional Information: This baseball player, dubbed Bosco by some who didn’t appreciate his lack of style and grace, was atop a pedestal in Elmwood Park. Bocso was bronze and with the base, cost the Omaha Amateur Baseball Association $3500.00 in 1927. Made in a Chicago foundry, Bosco was dedicated in a ceremony in which a little girl doused him with a bottle of Elmwood spring water. The site for Bosco is adjacent to the Grotto (which had spring water) in Elmwood Park. Bosco remained on site until 1942 when he was dumped on a scrap-metal pile at 11th & Jackson streets during a collection campaign for “scrap metal for the war” (started by the Omaha World-Herald). A group of Central High School students freed Bosco with crowbars and wrenches and delivered him by truck to the collection site. There has been discussion over the years about replacing Bosco atop the remaining pedestal.


Saint Francis; Canticle of the Sun , 1927

by Arturo Tomagnini

 

Mediums: Bronze

Location: Mid-Town; St. Margaret Mary's Church, 6116 Dodge To the south of the church on the driveway entrance

Owner: St. Margaret Mary's Church


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