Community Q&a

June 12, 2005

THE QUESTION: WHAT IS THE HISTORY BEHIND THE STATUES OF TWO MEN ON COLUMBIA'S DOWNTOWN LAKEFRONT?

Those bronze sculptures are of Columbia founder James W. Rouse along with his older brother, Willard G. Rouse, who was executive vice president of the Rouse Co. Named Dealings, the two statues depict a scene in which James Rouse is punctuating a point and his brother is taking notes. The sculptures were commissioned from Baltimore sculptor William Duffy by Rouse & Associates in the 1980s for about $70,000.

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