Our Lady of Fatima
A Unique Feature of Indian Lake
Mr. Quatman’s devotion to the Virgin Mary inspired him to build what was the world’s largest statue of the Blessed Virgin at the time. The Our Lady of Fatima Monument (known as the “Our Lady of the Lake”) was erected during the summer of 1964 after six years of planning and design by the Lima architectural firm of Armstrong and Brown. It was unveiled to the public on June 28, 1964 with a more formal dedication held on August 30, 1964. The 9’ 6” statue is a shrine to the apparitions of the Virgin Mary which occurred
The Statue overlooks Indian Lake from the location called “St. Mary’s Point” and was dedicated to the St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church of Russels Point. It was cast of fiberglass in Miami, Florida and was erected atop a concrete pedestal. Originally a colored water display graced the base of the monument. 7 ½ minutes of music played in 15 minute intervals and the statue rotated 360 degrees. Park visitors could get a closer look at the statue by catching a ride on a miniature passenger train that circled the park and grounds. George B. Quatman passed away at age of 74 on Sept. 25, 1964, less than one month after the statue’s formal dedication. Each year on August 15th, a Catholic mass is held at the base of the statue and attended by residents from all over this part of Ohio.
Erected 2017 by The Indian Lake Historical Society.
Location. 40° 28.378′ N, 83° 53.697′ W. Marker is in Russells Point, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker is on West Main Street (Ohio Route 366), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 West Main St., Russells Point OH 43348, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Native Americans (here,
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 89 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 8, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.