Cowtown in the Bronze Age

Seen around town, sculptures made of bronze (and a few other metals):

faces jfkJohn F. Kennedy in General Worth Square beside the Hotel Texas.

The Golden Goddess, covered with 250 sheets of gold leaf, was the centerpiece of the Westbrook Hotel lobby during the Ranger oil boom. She is now at the Petroleum Club.

arnold face Sculptor Archie St. Clair’s Major Ripley Allen Arnold, erected in 2014.

twainMark Twain in Trinity Park.

tandy charles croppedCharles Tandy at TCU.

clarks croppedCo-founders Addison and Randolph Clark at TCU.

pickett cropped Bill Pickett on Exchange Avenue.

face hayne tightSpring Palace fire hero Al Hayne on Lancaster Avenue.

rogers and soap suds croppedWill Rogers and Soapsuds on Lancaster Avenue.

horse statue cowgirlHigh Desert Princess by Mehl Larson at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.

art sacajaweaSacagawea at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.

memorial soliders moSoldiers at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

faces leonardsLeonard brothers.

Bas-relief of state Representative Garfield Thompson in the Texas & Pacific passenger station.

Detail of the zinc tombstone of Jesse Shelton Zane-Cetti (1844-1922).

Bas-relief of the 1849 fort at the corner of Belknap and Houston streets.

Solomon on a door of the Masonic Temple.

Sentinel inside an entrance of the Farmers & Mechanics National Bank building on Main Street, now a hotel.

Longhorn on a water meter cover.

This bust, presented to Amon Carter by Star-Telegram employees in 1948, for years was in the lobby of the West 7th Street building. I assume it is now in the new location of the newspaper in The Fair building. (Photo from UTA Libraries Digital Gallery Star-Telegram Collection.)


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4 Responses to Cowtown in the Bronze Age

  1. Steve A says:

    Does Soapsuds face directly away from College Station as does his counterpart in Lubbock?

    • hometown says:

      Ha! I had forgotten about that bit of campus lore. The FW statue still faces west, into the sunset. To the east is the law school of Texas A&M.

  2. Sally Cambell says:

    My husband and I think the Tandy statue looks so much like Ray Milland that we nicknamed it “Ray Millandy.”

    • hometown says:

      Oh, great. Now every time I watch “The Big Clock” or “Dial M for Murder” or even “The Thing with Two Heads” I am going to see Charles Tandy. This is going to get confusing. Tandy, on the other hand, will be pleased.

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