New Glasgow in Pictou County, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
Stone Lion, c. 1902
John A. Wilson
Wilson, a New Glasgow native, was a prolific sculptor and designed numerous monuments throughout North-Eastern North America. Some of his more notable works include the Washington Grays Monument (1905) located in Philadelphia, Silent Sam (1913) located on chapel Hill at the University of North Carolina, and The Hector Pioneer (1923) located in Pictou, Nova Scotia. He taught his craft at Harvard University from 1917 to 1946.
Erected by Carmichael-Stewart House Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
Location. 45° 35.29′ N, 62° 38.496′ W. Marker is in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, in Pictou County. Marker can be reached from Temperance Street, 0.1 kilometers north of Dalhousie Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 86 Temperance Street, New Glasgow NS B2H 3A7, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stone Lion, c. 1891 (a few steps from this marker); New Glasgow D-Day Memorial (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Laurie Peace Park (about 90 meters away); Glasgow Scotland (about 150 meters away); Rev. James Drummond MacGregor, D.D. (about 180 meters away); Viola Desmond (about 180 meters away); New Glasgow Town Bell (about 210 meters away); New Glasgow Heritage (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Glasgow.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. John A. Wilson Sculptures
Also see . . . John Albert Wilson (Wikipedia). John Albert Wilson was a Canadian sculptor who produced public art for commissions throughout North America. He was a professor in the School of Architecture at Harvard University for 32 years. He is most famous for his American Civil War Monuments: the statue on the Confederate Student Memorial (Silent Sam) on the campus of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the Washington Grays Monument (Pennsylvania Volunteer) in Philadelphia. Wilson made a series of nine lions in (Submitted on January 24, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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