Collinsville in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Carl Christian Mose (1903-1973), instructor of modeling at the School of Fine Arts at Washington University was commissioned to design and construct the center piece for the Dorris Fountain in March of 1938.
A youthful terra cotta figure of Pan was agreed on for a happy combination of reasons. It suggested the figure of a child and so is fitting gift of children in tribute to one whom they respect and admire. He comes from Greek mythology and therefore has a distinctive literary quality which makes him especially appropriate for the library grounds. It is in the right proportion for the pool which in turn was carefully designed and placed so as to harmonize with the library itself. The figure is depicted as performing an act which Is pleasing and by its nature is meant to be continuously piping a melodious tune on a set of reeds.
As described by Carl C. Mose in 1938
In May of 2008 Pan was transported to a reclamation studio to be renovated and the fountain was torn out to be replaced by one with higher walls to protect the fountain mechanism and waters from the debris from the Main Street.
Reported by Conservation Services upon reinstallation on April 27,2009
The estimated cost of the 1 year long process was $12,000.
Erected 2015 by Collinsville Memorial Library.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1938.
Location. 38° 40.106′ N, 89° 59.426′ W. Marker is in Collinsville, Illinois, in Madison County. Marker is on West Main Street east of South Guernsey Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is in front of Collinsville Memorial Public Library, at the entrance and fountain. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 408 W Main St, Collinsville IL 62234, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dorris Fountain (here, next to this marker); In Memoriam (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named In Memoriam (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named In Memoriam (here, next to this marker); The 1937 Main Building (a few steps from this marker); The 1960's Additions to the Library BuildingThe Magnolia Tree (a few steps from this marker); The 1986 Additions to the Library Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Collinsville.
Also see . . . Carl C. Mose on Wikipedia. Among the sculptor's other famous works are the Stan Musial statue at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. (Submitted on April 25, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
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