Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Minerva (sculpture)

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Institution Name: Kentucky Wesleyan College
Original/Historic Place Name: Minerva (scupture)
Location on Campus: central campus
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
ca. 1900original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Landscape site
Type of landscape–
Large-scale features:
Bust statue on site of former building that burned.
Other characteristics:
Bust was part of the architectural detail of the original administration building on the Winchester campus; when the building burned, the bust crashed to the ground unbroken.
    Function:
ca. 1900outdoor space
ca. 1900memorial site

Significance: architecture, history, landscape
Landmark designation:
none
Narrative: see below
References: see below
 

Narrative:
The bust of Minerva is painted almost daily as part of campus tradition. The bust was part of the original administration building on the Winchester Campus. When that building burned, the bust crashed to the ground unbroken and has been a symbol of hope for the future ever since.
 

References:
I. Bibliographic sources:

None specified.

II. Location of other data:
Unknown
 

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