OOS Sculpture

Marion County Courthouse Faces

1884 / David W. Gibbs / Marion

View Western Side of South-Facing Wall Faces, Marion County Courthouse

Ten sandstone faces carved along the front and side of the Marion County Courthouse in Marion, Ohio. The building was designed by architect David W. Gibbs in 1884. The faces are said to represent the races of man, pioneer spirt, and the ages of man, including one that resembles William Shakespeare.

Location: Marion County Courthouse, 100 N Main St

County

: Marion

Citation

: David W. Gibbs, “Marion County Courthouse Faces,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed September 21, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1831.

Title

Marion County Courthouse Faces

Description

Ten sandstone faces carved along the front and side of the Marion County Courthouse in Marion, Ohio. The building was designed by architect David W. Gibbs in 1884. The faces are said to represent the races of man, pioneer spirt, and the ages of man, including one that resembles William Shakespeare.

Creator

Date

1884

Subject

Source

https://www.ohiomemory.org/digital/collection/p267401coll32/id/6147
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_County_Courthouse_(Ohio)#cite_note-thrane-2

Identifier

1831

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Location Street

100 N Main St

Location Type

Installation Date

1884

Materials