Bust of George Washington Carver – George Washington Carver National Monument – Diamond, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 36° 59.179 W 094° 21.320
15S E 379383 N 4094212
Quick Description: Bust of an older George Washington Carver on display near the visitor center at the George Washington Carver National Monument.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/17/2015 6:24:55 PM
Waymark Code: WMNQ7X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

Cast concrete, about 2'9" high on a 2'7½" x 1'9" x 4' brick base, it was executed in 1952 by Audrey Corwin and was presented to the Park at its dedication ceremony by the George Washington Carver Memorial Institute. The bust has been painted a metallic "gold" and coated with a waterproof sealant.

– National Register Nomination

The bust of an older George Washington Carver, with wrinkled forehead, wearing a shirt, jacket and tie. The bust is concrete, coated with bronze, and mounted on a rectangular brick base with a limestone cap. In the base, on the front is an audio recording of Carver reading a poem (recorded at Selma University, May 27, 1942, commemorative closing address).

The bust was one of perhaps twenty created on behalf of the George Washington Carver Memorial Institute for the Advancement of Art, Science and Education. The bust was designed to be placed indoors and was originally painted battleship grey, but because of paint seepage into the concrete, it was stripped and coated with bronze.

– Smithsonian Art Inventory

The bust appears to be in good condition and cared for 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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