Hartford in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Born in Boston, Korczak Ziolkowski was a completely self taught American original of Polish descent. Early in his career, he moved to West Hartford, to establish his studio and begin life as a professional artist. He began to sell commissioned sculpture throughout New England, Boston, and New York. In 1932, he made a gift to West Hartford of the 13 1/2 Foot Noah Webster statue. It took him two years to carve. In 1939, he assisted Gutzon Borglum in the carving of the Mt. Rushmore Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota. He went on to carve the Crazy Horse Memorial, a large sculptural depiction of the famous and heroic Sioux Warrior of South Dakota, at 563 feet high and 641 feet long, making it one of the largest statues on Earth.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
Location. 41° 45.622′ N, 72° 44.511′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 South Main Street, West Hartford CT 06107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Webster WalkWebster Walk (here, next to this marker); Goodman Green (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meeting House Corner (about 600 feet away); Connecticut Veterans Memorial West Hartford (about 600 feet away); West Hartford (about 700 feet away); SS Maiden Creek (about 700 feet away); First Public Library Building in West Hartford (approx. 0.2 miles away).
Also see . . . Crazy Horse Memorial website. (Submitted on October 4, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2012, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 565 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 4, 2012, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.