OOS Sculpture

Flora

circa 1940 / Creator Unknown / Toledo

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A draped female figure with flower patterns carved into her garments. She is looking serenely outward and holding a bouquet of flowers in her proper left hand. The statue is mounted atop a stone pedestal.
This item came from the McKelvy family estate in 2000, however it was acquired from Europe in the 1940s. She was a focal point of the family's gardens, overlooking the Maumee River. They called her "Lady in Waiting". Her name was changed to "Athena" by the Toledo Botanical Garden, and then later changed to "Flora".

Location: Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. | Previous Location: McKelvy residence on River Road in Perrysburg, Ohio (Wood County). A 1929 French chateau style home facing the Maumee River.

County

: Lucas

Citation

: “Flora,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed November 29, 2021, http://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/2025.

Title

Flora

Description

A draped female figure with flower patterns carved into her garments. She is looking serenely outward and holding a bouquet of flowers in her proper left hand. The statue is mounted atop a stone pedestal.
This item came from the McKelvy family estate in 2000, however it was acquired from Europe in the 1940s. She was a focal point of the family's gardens, overlooking the Maumee River. They called her "Lady in Waiting". Her name was changed to "Athena" by the Toledo Botanical Garden, and then later changed to "Flora".

Date

circa 1940

Subject

Source

Personal correspondence with Toledo Botanical Garden Lead Horticulturist, Jonathan Milbrodt, July 13, 2021.
Article from Home Garden. September 2000. Toledo Botanical Garden acquires McKelvy garden sculpture collection. Article supplied by Toledo Botanical Garden.

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

2025

Location City

Location County

Location Previous

McKelvy residence on River Road in Perrysburg, Ohio (Wood County). A 1929 French chateau style home facing the Maumee River.

Location Notes

In the perennial garden section

Provider Qualifier

Donated by

Provider Entity

McKelvy Family, Perrysburg Ohio

Location Site

Location Street

5403 Elmer Dr.

Location Type

Installation Date

2000

Creation Date

circa 1940

Materials

Date Relocated

2000

Condition Notes

Significant greying, possibly due to growth of lichen or similar substance. Needs to be cleaned and replenished.

Condition Rating

poor