Boy Carver Statue – George Washington Carver National Monument – Diamond, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 36° 59.252 W 094° 21.257
15S E 379478 N 4094346
Quick Description: Statute depicting George Washington Carver as a young boy. Located at the George Washington Carver National Monument near Diamond, Missouri
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/18/2015 7:40:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMNQCM
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Long Description:

Boy Carver Statue. Executed by Robert Amendola, the entire work is about 9' high. The bronze statue depicts Carver as a boy and is set atop a 5' high, 8 ton, limestone boulder especially chosen by the artist to be the base. The statue was placed at its present site beside the Carver Branch in 1960, under the artist's supervision.

– National Register Nomination

A portrait of George Washington Carver, seen as a young boy around ten to twelve years old. He is seated on a rock, examining a small three-leafed plant in his proper left hand.

The sculpture is a duplicate of an original commissioned by the New York City Housing Authority. The casting was made from the same mold. A nearby plaque reads: "… many are the tears I have shed because I would break the roots or flowers of some of my pets well removing them from the ground, and strange to say all sorts of vegetation seem to thrive under my touch until I was styled the plant doctor…"

The sculpture is in very good condition and is well-maintained by the National Park Service.

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): George Washington Carver National Monument

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5646 Carver Rd, Diamond, Missouri

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