Mt. Washington gets new monument
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Darrell Sapp, Post-Gazette
Artist James West speaks with Lynne Squilla, of Mount Washington, during the placement of his statues of George Washington, left, and Seneca leader Guyasuta on Grandview Avenue, Mount Washington.
A crane and a crew maneuvered 750-pound bronze renderings of George Washington and Seneca leader Guyasuta onto a stone pedestal on Mount Washington this morning.
The piece was sculpted by James West, a local developer, and given to the city as a gift. It was placed in an apron parklet on Grandview Avenue at Sweetbriar Street.
The statue, titled "Point of View," depicts the two leaders in a face-to-face encounter. The Mount Washington Community Development Corp. worked with the artist and a few donors on the project, which is the first new attraction for the Grandview Scenic Byways Park.
"Point of View" will be veiled until a public dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. Wednesday. A member of the Seneca nation will dedicate the monument in the native language and re-enactors will perform a militia drill and musket salute. At 6:30 that night, a $75-per person gala at LeMont Restaurant will benefit the Mount Washington Community Development Corp.???s Grandview Scenic Byways Park. For more information, call the CDC at (412) 481-3220.
First Published October 19, 2006 12:00 am