Sculpture: stainless steel and bronze; Base: Brandywine granite
Administered by City of Dover Department of Community Services P. O. Box 475 Dover Delaware 19903
Located Constitution Park State & North Streets Dover Delaware
Dedicated Sept. 17, 1988
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Delaware survey, 1994.
Rothrock, Sue and Rick, 2013.
Image on file.
(Surface of the cube is etched the text of the United States Constitution)
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The sculpture commemorating the United States Constitution consists of a stainless steel cube standing on one corner and a feather quill of bronze leaning against it atop boulders of local Delaware granite. The text of the Constitution is inscribed on the faces of the cube. The top face of the cube is etched with thirteen stars and stripes representing the original thirteen states. The cube balances on one corner to represent the delicate balance of the three branches of the federal government. The sculpture is installed within a planter featuring five American holly trees, Delaware's official state tree. The planter is bounded by a low serpentine brick wall capped by granite stones engraved with the names of each of the original thirteen states and the dates they ratified the Constitution.