Each year since 1947, a 1,200-pound bronze cherub mysteriously appears atop the Ayres Clock the day before Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve.
The angel theme arose from commercial artist Virginia Holmes, who drew cherubs in the empty spaces of the L.S. Ayres holiday catalog. The department store then commissioned Indianapolis sculptor and Herron Art School instructor David Rubins to create the statue, which has greeted holiday shoppers every year except 1992, when L.S. Ayres was sold. Public
Medium type: Bronze
Date created: 1947
SW corner of Meridian and Washington Sts., Indianapolis, IN, 46204
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