OOS Sculpture

Marion YMCA Wall Reliefs

1953 / Creator Unknown / Marion

Marion YMCA Wall Relief 1

Two wall reliefs carved into the front of the building that was originally the YMCA in Marion County.

One relief shows a muscular man in short sleeves and work boots holding a book in his left hand and reaching up toward a sun-like cross with his right.

The other relief depicts two men, one holding an American flag in his right hand while holding a flaming torch aloft with his left hand and the other sitting cross-legged with his back to the viewer while looking up at the man with the torch.

The building was build in 1953, sat empty for a while when the YMCA got a new building in town, and was eventually taken over by Be Ministries.

County

: Marion

Citation

: “Marion YMCA Wall Reliefs,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed May 15, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1868.

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Title

Marion YMCA Wall Reliefs

Description

Two wall reliefs carved into the front of the building that was originally the YMCA in Marion County.

One relief shows a muscular man in short sleeves and work boots holding a book in his left hand and reaching up toward a sun-like cross with his right.

The other relief depicts two men, one holding an American flag in his right hand while holding a flaming torch aloft with his left hand and the other sitting cross-legged with his back to the viewer while looking up at the man with the torch.

The building was build in 1953, sat empty for a while when the YMCA got a new building in town, and was eventually taken over by Be Ministries.

Date

1953

Source

conversation with Marion Historical Society

Contributor

Identifier

1868

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Location City

Location County

Location Street

193 E Church Street

Location Type

Installation Date

1953

Materials