Thursday, January 12, 2012

Douglas Avenue Sculptures Series in Wichita, Kansas

The Douglas Avenue Sculpture Series adorns the sidewalks of downtown Wichita, Kansas, adding a touch of humor, conversation, and special interest to driving through downtown Wichita.  Wichita is also known as the "Air Capitol of the World" because of its aircraft factories.

Artist: Georgia Gerber
Photos: John Avery

postmarked in 2011 with four great USA stamps (Lincoln-Douglas Debates 4 cents from 1958 - Navajo Jewelry 2 cents 2004 - Washington 20 cents 2011 - and USA 3 cent 'star' 2002)

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Placed in the late 1990's, there are 31 whimsical bronze sculptures by Washington artist Georgia Gerber on Douglas Avenue.

The largest sculpture is a recreation of a dimestore counter, placed in Lewis Reflection Square Park, which was once the site of a F. W. Woolworth store. Now some people sit at the counter and eat their lunches.


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