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North Gateway Entrance to University of Missouri Campus, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Zolnay, George Julian 1863-1949  Search this
Jamieson, James P.  Search this
Wyatt, L. N.  Search this
Rollins, James Sidney  Search this
Lathrop, John Hiram  Search this
Relief plaques: bronze; Pillars: stone; Cornerstone: stone
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Architectural component
Administered by University of Missouri Campus Facilities General Services Building, 900 East Stadium Columbia Missouri 65211
Located University of Missouri Elm & 8th Streets, North entrance to Francis Quadrangle Columbia Missouri
Cornerstone installed July 4, 1840 and relocated Sept. 21, 1915. Pillars 1915. Relief plaques 1929. Relief plaques dedicated June 4, 1929
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Missouri survey, 1994.
Entrance gate to the University featuring two stone pillars with bronze relief plaques on the front. The bas-relief on the west pillar depicts a bust portrait of James Sidney Rollins, seen in proper left profile, with moustache and long beard. The plaque on the east pillar depicts a bust length portrait of John Hiram Lathrop, with beard. Above each plaque is a banded inscription with the carved Seal of Missouri above it, flanked on the right by a carved flame or lantern with two quills, and on the left by a carved globe on a stand with two quills. A carved "M" with decorative foliage appears in the center above the band on the rear and inner sides of the pillar. The pillars are topped with a cornice, and the west pillar has a cornerstone on its southeast corner. Each pillar is flanked by a low wall that curves around in front, topped with a lamppost.
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Education--Teacher  Search this
Occupation--Law--Lawyer  Search this
Occupation--Education--University President  Search this
Occupation--Political--State Senator  Search this
Occupation--Political--State Congressman  Search this
Occupation--Political--Governor  Search this
Emblem--Seal  Search this
Object--Other--Lantern  Search this
Object--Other--Globe  Search this
Control number:
IAS MO000354
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums