OOS Sculpture

Weeping Angel of West State Street Cemetery

1924 / Cross Brothers / Athens

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This statue depicts an angel writing in a book resting on her bent knee. Created by local monument makers, the Cross Brothers, the memorial was dedicated by the Athens High School class of 1924. It's intended to honor all of the unknown dead laid to rest in the cemetery during the previous century.

Known as the "Weeping Angel," the statue is a popular source of ghost and paranormal stories. There have been claims that the angel cries tears, whispers to visitors, and moves their wings.

Location: West State Street Cemetery, 1 Miller St

County

: Athens

Citation

: Cross Brothers, “Weeping Angel of West State Street Cemetery,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed December 6, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1896.

Title

Weeping Angel of West State Street Cemetery

Description

This statue depicts an angel writing in a book resting on her bent knee. Created by local monument makers, the Cross Brothers, the memorial was dedicated by the Athens High School class of 1924. It's intended to honor all of the unknown dead laid to rest in the cemetery during the previous century.

Known as the "Weeping Angel," the statue is a popular source of ghost and paranormal stories. There have been claims that the angel cries tears, whispers to visitors, and moves their wings.

Creator

Date

1924

Source

http://www.panicd.com/west-state-street-cemetery.html
https://maps.roadtrippers.com/us/athens-oh/points-of-interest/west-state-street-cemetery

Identifier

1896

Location City

Location County

Provider Entity

Athens High School class of 1924

Location Street

1 Miller St

Location Type

Installation Date

1924

Creation Date

1924

Materials

Inscription

Front: "To the sacred memory of the unknown dead who rest here, 1808-1924"

Side: "En[illegible, presumably some version of Engrave] Gr[illegible, possibly Granite] Cross Brothers, Athens, May 30, 1924"

Plaque attached to surrounding fence: "Gift of Athens High School 1924"