Burnham Park, Chicago

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    a radical insurgent of the 18th century
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    Public Art - Havlicek statue - Burnham Park

    by yooperprof Updated Feb 10, 2008

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    Czech-mate?

    Favorite thing: Solidarity Drive, in Burnham Park near the Adler Planetarium, is something of a "monument rent" for Central Europeans. One of the figures honored there is the Czech patriot, journalist, and political leader Karel Havlicek (1820-1856).

    The sculpture was dedicated in 1912, and is the work of noted European artist Joseph Strachovsky.

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    Public Art - Kosciuszko Statue - Burnham Park

    by yooperprof Updated Feb 10, 2008

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    a radical insurgent of the 18th century

    Favorite thing: Tadeusz Kosciuszko (1746-1817) was a minor Polish aristocrat who served the revolutionary cause in the US War of Independence. An accomplished military engineer, he was recruited for the cause by Benjamin Franklin, and became legendary for his key role in assisting the rebel army against the established British forces. Later, he served the cause of Polish independence, taking part in repeated actions against Poland's occupiers, whether they be German, Russian, or French.

    Chicago's Kosciuszko statue stands proudly in the median of Solidarity Drive in Burnham Park, the green space leading up to the Adler Planetarium on the south side of the Loop. It was originally dedicated in 1904, and is the work of Polish sculptor Kasimir Chodzinski.

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    Public Art - Copernicus Statue - Burnham Park

    by yooperprof Written Feb 10, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Nicholas Copernicus (or Koperniki, if you prefer that spelling) is a world-class Polish hero well remembered in Chicago, a world-class Polish city. The great astronomer's statue is appropriately located right in front of Adler Planetarium, on the waterfront.

    This statue is a copy (made from the first mold) of a piece by the famous 19th century Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. The original "is seated" in front of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.

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