5½ meter tall bronze statue of a robed woman holding the sword of state and shield of Colorado, representing the state of Colorado. It stands stands on a granite base, with on the three sides bronze figure groups representing the virtues of the state of Colorado:
LOYALTY - standing male figure of a knight, wearing armor and leaning upon his broadsword. On his proper left is the female figure of peace with an olive branch in her hand. On the knight's proper right is a helmet with laurels representing his past victories.
LEARNING - standing, robed, female figure, turning her head to her proper right towards a young boy. The boy looks at the woman while he leans his proper right elbow upon a closed book. On the woman's proper left is a young girl perched upon a pile of books while she writes upon a slate.
LOVE - female figure standing at center with a male on her proper left. The woman's eyes are lowered modestly. A small figure of cupid sits on the woman's proper left.
The whole in a circular basin around a marble fountain. Fountain spouts are located between the three groups, with water falling into a circular pool around the whole sculptural group.
THE GIFT OF
JOSEPH ADDISON THATCHER
CITY OF DENVER
Joseph Addison Thatcher was a very successful banker in Colorado's early history. The fountain was dedicated on September 14, 1918.
- Lorado Zadoc Taft (Elmwood, Illinois, 1860-Chicago 1936),
Sources & Information
Location (N 39°44'41" - W 104°57'24")
Item Code: usco29; Photograph: 17 October 2010
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