The Brown Bear
The Brown bear was originally cast in plaster by Eli Harvey. A fund raiser campaign to "put a hair on the bear" was led by Senator Theodore Francis Green Class of 1887, and resulted in the commission of a bronze sculpture in 1923, the bronze bear was dedicated at a ceremony on the campus during commencement.
For 65 years the bear stood in front of Marvel Gymnasium as a symbol of the strength, courage, and endurance of Brown University and her extended family, now, here on the college green the bear is re-dedicated to the Alma-Mater and to the Men and Women of Brown
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
Location. 41° 49.601′ N, 71° 24.172′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker can be reached from Waterman Street. Marker is on College green in front of 8 foot bear. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Providence RI 02912, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hope College (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 445 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 6, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.