Oshkosh Public Library Bronze Lions

© Photographed January 18, 2016
Unveiled October 9, 1912
Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin
44.018017,-88.535908

The lions are located at the entrance to the Oshkosh Public Library and are accessible from westbound Washington Avenue, between Mr. Vernon Street (to the east) and Jefferson Street (to the west, at or near 106 Washington Avenue, Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901.
At the Oshkosh public library the gift of chief attractiveness made by Colonel Hicks was a pair of bronze lions that complete the architectural finish of the exterior of that fine center of culture and enlightenment. The two stalking lions of life size and natural appearance were sculptured by Signor Trentanove and were unveiled October 9, 1912. They have been a source of much praise for their effectiveness in ornamenting the library steps.
Madison Democrat, 27 December, 1917: Enduring Monuments at Oshkosh of the Late Colonel John Hicks

Find-A-Grave: John Hicks 

Wikipedia: Gaetano Trentanove

Still decked out for the holidays . . .





Portrait of Italian sculptor Gaetano Trentanove
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 Screenshot of vintage postcard provided by CardCow.com
Note: no lions!!

Screenshot of vintage postcard provided by CardCow.com
Note: the lions have been added!!

The lions are huge!

The lions are at the entrance to the Oshkosh Public Library
in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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