OOS Sculpture

Statue of Bartholomew

1991 / Creator Unknown / Bellefontaine

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A statue of George Bartholomew, the inventor of concrete pavement, stands at the start of the first concrete pavement street. Bartholomew holds a tool for leveling concrete in his proper right and papers, presumably the formula for concrete, in his proper left. He wears a work apron over a suit.

The inscription reads: "The paving of concrete streets in Bellefontaine, Ohio during the 1890's resulted principally from one man's efforts, George Bartholomew. This statue was presented to the citizens of Logan County by the Concrete Industries of Ohio and the United States on Oct. 12, 1991 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1st concrete street in America."

Location: Court Avenue

County

: Logan

Citation

: “Statue of Bartholomew,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed July 14, 2020, http://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1648.

Dublin Core

Title

Statue of Bartholomew

Description

A statue of George Bartholomew, the inventor of concrete pavement, stands at the start of the first concrete pavement street. Bartholomew holds a tool for leveling concrete in his proper right and papers, presumably the formula for concrete, in his proper left. He wears a work apron over a suit.

The inscription reads: "The paving of concrete streets in Bellefontaine, Ohio during the 1890's resulted principally from one man's efforts, George Bartholomew. This statue was presented to the citizens of Logan County by the Concrete Industries of Ohio and the United States on Oct. 12, 1991 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1st concrete street in America."

Date

1991

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Location Street

Court Avenue

Installation Date

1991