Architectural Detailing - Outdoor Sculpture
650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN, 46204
Greene County once had two of the world’s biggest attractions. In 1906, the Illinois Central Railroad built one of the world’s largest railroad bridges. Also, the Worthington area once claimed the title of hosting the nation’s largest tree, until it fell in 1924. “Big Sycamore” stood at 150 ft. high and had a spread of 100 feet.
This limestone carving depicts a series of train cars gliding along the top of a vast, delicately carved span that are supported by a thick, leafy brace.
Designers Jeff Laramore and David Jemerson Young of 2nd Globe, an Indianapolis–based artistic company, designed all 92 of the county sculptures featured on the outside of the Indiana State Museum. Their designs narrate the counties’ famous natives, historically significant events, or their cultural heritage, and were fabricated and installed by various Indiana sculptors, carvers, glassworkers, metal workers, and other artisans.
Medium type: Stone/Marble
Date created: 2001