East Aurora in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Elbert Hubbard / Michelangelo
The "Sage of East Aurora" and benefactor of the arts and crafts based on ideals of John Ruskin and William Morris. Statue by eminent Irish sculptor and early Roycrofter Jerome Connor (1876-1943). Dedicated in 1930, the statue was erected on the Roycroft Campus by the Roycrofters with contributions from over fifteen hundred Hubbard friends and admirers. Statues relocated here in 1952 through the generosity of Irving L. Price and the Erie County Trust Company.
Florentine artist, sculptor, architect, and poet of The Renaissance. erected by his admirer, Elbert Hubbard, in 1909 on the Roycroft Campus. Copies in bronze from the original sculpture in the rotunda of the Congressional Library. It is by noted American sculptor Paul Bartlett (1865-1925). The turtle is Bartlett's signature symbolizing his perpetual slowness in execution. Aurora Historical Society - 1974.
Erected 1974 by Aurora Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1930.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 430 Main Street, East Aurora NY 14052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Roycroft Shops (within shouting distance of this marker); Baker Memorial United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Millard Fillmore House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Middle Road (approx. ¼ mile away); East Aurora Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Dedicated to Those Who Served (approx. ¾ mile away); Republic F-84 (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Dedicated to Those Who Served (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Aurora.
Also see . . .
1. Elbert Hubbard - Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 16, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Jerome Connor - Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 16, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Paul Wayland Bartlett - Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 16, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on June 16, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.