East Aurora in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Elbert Hubbard / Michelangelo
The "Sage of East Aurora" and benefactor of the arts and crafts based on ideals of John Ruskin and William Morris. Statue by eminent Irish sculptor and early Roycrofter Jerome Connor (1876-1943). Dedicated in 1930, the statue was erected on the Roycroft Campus by the Roycrofters with contributions from over fifteen hundred Hubbard friends and admirers. Statues relocated here in 1952 through the generosity of Irving L. Price and the Erie County Trust Company.
Florentine artist, sculptor, architect, and poet of The Renaissance. erected by his admirer, Elbert Hubbard, in 1909 on the Roycroft Campus. Copies in bronze from the original sculpture in the rotunda of the Congressional Library. It is by noted American sculptor Paul Bartlett (1865-1925). The turtle is Bartlett's signature symbolizing his perpetual slowness in execution. Aurora Historical Society - 1974.
Erected 1974 by Aurora Historical Society.
Location. 42° 46.091′ N, 78° 37.118′ W. Marker is in East Aurora, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (New York State Route 16) and N. Grove Street, on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Click for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Roycroft Shops (within shouting distance of this marker); Millard Fillmore House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Middle Road (approx. ¼ mile away); North Star Tavern (approx. 2.7 miles away); Wales Memorial Building and Park (approx. 4.5 miles away); Spring Brook (approx. 4.8 miles away); Obadiah Baker Homestead (approx. 5.7 miles away); Orchard Park (approx. 5.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in East Aurora.
Also see . . .
1. Elbert Hubbard - Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 16, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Jerome Connor - Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 16, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Paul Wayland Bartlett - Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 16, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music •
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