Samuel Spencer Statue

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    Its relocation from the Brookwood station to the Norfolk Southern Building in Atlanta was recognized in 2010 with an Atlanta Urban Design Commission award.

    From Wikipedia:
    Spencer is credited with leading the Southern Railway and the South during a period of unprecedented growth. After his untimely death, 30,000 Southern Railway employees contributed to pay for a bronze statue of him by sculptor Daniel Chester French, which was dedicated in 1910 and stood for many years at Atlanta's Terminal Station. The statue is currently located in front of the Norfolk Southern Corporation building at 1200 Peachtree Street in midtown Atlanta.

    More about Spencer here:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Spencer_%28Southern_Railway%29

    More about Daniel Chester French:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Chester_French

    1. Onasill ~ Bill Badzo ~ 38M Views 80 months ago | reply

      What fine capture. Great documentation.

    2. Government & Heritage Library, State Library of NC 61 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing this image! We have added it to our entry about Spencer, NC in the State Library of NC's online encyclopedia, NCpedia: ncpedia.org/geography/spencer

      Emily Horton, Government & Heritage Library at the State Library of NC

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