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Beloved Carle Park statue gets a good scrubbing

October 5, 2022 12:29 PM

For years, Lincoln the Lawyer by Lorado Taft, has watched over Urbana from Carle Park, just across the street from Urbana High School. 

Every once in awhile, sculptures need a good cleaning, so workers this week got up on step ladders, mixed cleaning and polishing solutions and gave Honest Abe a bath and shine. 

The last time Lincoln the Lawyer got some tender loving care was in 2019.

People can find out more about Taft's sculpture and more park district public art in our Parks & Sculpture Tour

Footage of the sculpture cleaning.


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