Bronze portrait statue with granite pedestal, hemicycle, and reclining figures
Administered by City of Memphis Park Maintenance Division 2599 Avery Avenue Memphis Tennessee 38112
Located Overton Park North of Poplar & Kenilworth Memphis Tennessee
1956.; Cast 1956.; Dedicated April 21, 1957
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Tennessee survey, 1992.
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN), April 22, 1957.
A portrait statue on a pedestal in the middle of a circular platform with a semicircular wall or hemicycle. The statue is a standing male figure wearing a double-breasted overcoat and holding a cane in his proper right hand and a hat in his proper left hand. At the back of the base is hemicycle consisting of a curved wall lined with a bench. Against the back wall of the hemicycle, just above the bench, are two reclining figures, a male and a female, in high relief. One of the figures represents "Inspiration" and one represents "Achievement."