OOS Sculpture

Small Park With Arches (Stainless Steel Interpretation)

1984 / Alice Adams / Toledo

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This impressive stainless steel sculpture is an interpretation of the original wood sculpture (1984 to 2001). It serves as a memorial to John Noble Richards, a local architect. The sculpture was originally wood but later restored in metal to endure the environment changes. It is located within the Toledo, Ohio Botanical Gardens.

Location: Toledo Botanical Garden , 5403 Elmer Drive

County

: Lucas

Citation

: Alice Adams , “Small Park With Arches (Stainless Steel Interpretation) ,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed October 18, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/2020.

Title

Small Park With Arches (Stainless Steel Interpretation)

Description

This impressive stainless steel sculpture is an interpretation of the original wood sculpture (1984 to 2001). It serves as a memorial to John Noble Richards, a local architect. The sculpture was originally wood but later restored in metal to endure the environment changes. It is located within the Toledo, Ohio Botanical Gardens.

Creator

Date

1984

Subject

Source

http://www.artsinohio.com/public-art/8096-small-park-with-arches

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

2020

Location City

Location County

Provider Qualifier

Funded by

Provider Entity

the City of Toledo's 1% for the Arts Program

Location Street

5403 Elmer Drive

Location Type

Materials

Inscription

Engraved in stone tiles that lay the base for the "park":
"This stainless steel version of 'Small Park with Arches' represents an interpretation in metal of the original wood sculpture which stood on this site from 1984 until 2001"
Another tile reads,
"Alice Adams"/"Small Park with Arches"/"Dedicated to John Noble Richards"/"Architect, Artist"/"on July 15, 1984"
Another tile reads,
"Small Park with Arches"/"Rededicated to John & Norma Richards"/"July 2005"
Another tile reads,
"Funded by the City of Toledo's 1% for the Arts Program & Administered by the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo"