Our Lady of Fatima
A Unique Feature of Indian Lake
Mr. Quatman’s devotion to the Virgin Mary inspired him to build what was the world’s largest statue of the Blessed Virgin at the time. The Our Lady of Fatima Monument (known as the “Our Lady of the Lake”) was erected during the summer of 1964 after six years of planning and design by the Lima architectural firm of Armstrong and
The Statue overlooks Indian Lake from the location called “St. Mary’s Point” and was dedicated to the St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church of Russels Point. It was cast of fiberglass in Miami, Florida and was erected atop a concrete pedestal. Originally a colored water display graced the base of the monument. 7 ½ minutes of music played in 15 minute intervals and the statue rotated 360 degrees. Park visitors could get a closer look at the statue by catching a ride on a miniature passenger train that circled the park and grounds. George B. Quatman passed away at age of 74 on Sept. 25, 1964, less than one month after the statue’s formal dedication. Each year on August 15th, a Catholic mass is held at the base of the statue and attended by residents from all over this part of Ohio.
Erected 2017 by The Indian Lake Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Churches & Religion • Entertainment.
Location. 40° 28.378′ N, 83°
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Native Americans (here, next to this marker); 1913 Flood (a few steps from this marker); Islands and Beaches (within shouting distance of this marker); The Villages (within shouting distance of this marker); Boats of Indian Lake (within shouting distance of this marker); When the Music Died (within shouting distance of this marker); Sandy Beach Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Sandy Beach and the Big Band Era (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Russells Point.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 8, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.