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Monuments

Wild Animal Sculpture, Campbellville, ON

This private commission sculpture depicts a selection of wild animals emerging from two quarry blocks of Indiana limestone. Included are deer, wolf, eagle, turkey, grizzly bear and cubs, wild boar, hare, wolverine and lynx. This fanciful design required four months of dedication by one sculptor. It weighs over 12 tons.

National Steelcar Cenotaph, Hamilton, ON

In 1911 National Steel Car Limited opened it’s Hamilton plant to produce rail cars. This memorial commemorates the 87 employees who lost their lives during World War I and II, and the Korean War. The motif encircling the memorial is a four ton block of stone depicting the transition of workers from industry to war and back to industry. The Sword of Sacrifice was carved according to full size drawings provided by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The names of those fallen soldiers were hand carved in the memorial.

Millennium Stone, Burlington, ON

Erected on the front lawn at Old World Stone in 2000, to commemorate the Millennium, this 40 ton limestone monument depicts humankind’s most significant achievements and outstanding humanitarian figures of the 20th century. The images include the flight at Kitty Hawk, the Model T Ford assembly line, the first landing on the moon, and the Canada Arm. The figures of Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King, Mother Theresa, and Mahatma Gandhi grace the four corners. Come by the shop for a tour and see the amazing detail and walk down memory lane.

Naval Ships Memorial Monument, Spencer Smith Park, Burlington, ON

The Royal Canadian Naval Association, Burlington Branch, unveiled this monument in 1995. The memorial is dedicated to the memory of the warships and naval personnel of the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Merchant Navy, who were lost during World War II. The cairn and ships' remembrance wall are polished Cambrian black granite from Quebec, inscribed with the names of all the 527 warships and 370 merchant ships, using a rubber stencil, sandblast and paint technique. A bronze statue of a seaman tops the cairn.

Lorelei Fountain also known as the Heinrich Heine Memorial Fountain, The Bronx, NY

Commissioned by the Empress Elizabeth of Austria, this white Carrara marble statue of Lorelei, siren of the Rhine, and her entourage of mermaids and sea creatures, made its way to Joyce Kilmer Park, New York in 1899. Vandalism has been an ongoing problem for over a century. Graffiti, gun shots, missing heads and other body parts necessitated a major restoration and replacement carving. . The entire monument was dismantled and shipped to Old World Stone for the restoration. Archival photographs were used to interpret the missing mermaid heads and arm gestures. Marble was salvaged from the underside of the base for carving the replacements. The work was completed in 11 months and shipped back to the park for re- installation at its original location.  Click on photos to enlarge.