Bust: bronze; Pedestal: Indiana limestone and concrete
1916. Dedicated Oct. 7, 1937. Relocated 1993
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Indiana survey, 1993.
A bust of poet James Whitcomb Riley, depicted as elderly, wearing pince-nez spectacles. He is clean-shaven with thinning hair and wears a shirt with high collar, Windsor tie, double-breasted waistcoat with wide lapels, and a coat with wide lapels. The bust is mounted upon a square limestone pedestal mounted on a concrete slab.