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Young Andrew Jackson on a Horse (Equestrian Statue)

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Institution Name: Columbia College (SC)
Original/Historic Place Name: Young Andrew Jackson on a Horse (Equestrian Statue)
Location on Campus: southeast campus quadrant
Date(s) of Construction:
1967erected at Columbia College on May 1, 1967 Huntingdon, Anna Hyatt
Designer: Anna Hyatt Huntington
Type of Place: Landscape site
Style: (Glossary)
Significance: culture, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Function:
1967-present (2006)memorial site
 

Narrative:
The equestrian statue of Young Andrew Jackson on a Horse was presented to Columbia College in 1967 by the sculptress, Anna Hyatt Huntington. After visiting Brookgreen Gardens in 1966 Wright Spears, the president of Columbia College, was so impressed with the outdoor sculpture that he wrote Mrs. Huntington, who with her husband, had established Brookgreen Gardens, requesting that she donate one of her works for the college campus. At the time of the gift, Mrs. Huntington was 92 years old, and it is believed that this life-sized bronze statue was the last one she cast. The question of Mrs. Huntington's selection of Andrew Jackson for a woman's college always provokes amusing answers.
 

References:

Savory, Jerold. Columbia College: The Ariail Era. Columbia, SC: R. L. Bryan, 1979.

 

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