Eagle Confederate Park, Jacksonville, Fl.
A pair of cast-stone eagles flanked the statue of Life until sometime in the 1930's. Then, for reasons lost to history, the eagles were moved to Confederate Park in Springfield (where they are still located). Now, they have been replaced in Memorial Park, and eagles once more stand guard before the memorial. Jacksonville sculptor Diane La Fond created two bronze bald eagles which were installed in the park in April . Each of these beautiful eagles weighs nine-hundred pounds.
The plaque is located below each eagle, and reads as : The bronze eagles were added in 2011 as a gift from the Memorial Park Association Inc. The eagles are contemporary representations of statues placed at this location as part of the original Olmsted Brothers 1922 design for Memorial park Sculptor : La Fond c. 2009.
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