Lebanon in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
by Julianne Meder Sesti
Auguste Rodin's heroic figure of the "Thinker" has come to represent the creative power of the human Intellect. Inspired by Rodin's work, Missouri artist, Julian Meder Sesti, sought to capture the moment when the power of reason gives way to the spark of inspiration. This is the moment when long hours of study, thought, hard work and logic combine in an instant to produce enlightenment.
The Inspiration was given to McKendree by an anonymous donor in 2009 for the enjoyment of all who visit our campus.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 2009.
Location. 38° 36.689′ N, 89° 48.888′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is on North Alton Street, 0.1 miles north of Summerfield Street, on the right when traveling north. This marker is located next to Melvin Price Convocation Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 College Rd, Lebanon IL 62254, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Deneen Family (approx. 0.4 miles away); Leon Henry Church Helen Carolyn Dorothy Saegesser Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mermaid House Hotel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Friedrich Franz Karl Hecker (approx. 3.6 miles away); Summerfield Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away); O'Fallon Veterans Monument (approx. 4˝ miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebanon.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.