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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Century Walk Love Stories

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“A Lifetime Together” – West side of Main Street across from Sullivan‘s.

The innocence of childhood in this small Midwestern town during the late 1920s is beautifully portrayed in this Sculpture, which depicts the love story of Jane Latshaw and William “Billy” Scherer. On display beside them are two special memories – a copy of a letter that Jane wrote to an ailing Billy while in elementary school and a note that Billy signed with a college friend, betting 50 cents that he would someday marry his childhood sweetheart.

Two in a Million

“Two in a Million”- Fredenhagen Park on Washington Street

They were two in a million – Walter Fredenhagen, the visionary businessman, and Grace Fredenhagen, his wife and life partner, herself a visionary in the community as shown on the site of the family’s once thriving dairy business. Together they are looking at Fredenhagen Park, the place that once was home to their Naperville creamery company and later to Prince Castles Ice Cream shop which was later renamed “Cock Robin.”

Mr. and Mrs. Naperville

“Mr. and Mrs. Naperville”- northeast of Moser Tower and the Carillon

Within footsteps of the Carillon tower named in their honor, a bronze sculpture pays tribute to one of Naperville‘s most influential couples, Harold and Margaret Moser. Devoted to each other, and to the community, they left a 20th century legacy of entrepreneurship and philanthropy that changed the local landscape forever. Happily married for 52 years, they died within a week of each other in December 2001.

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About Century Walk

The Century Walk Corporation, founded in 1996, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing public art to Naperville, to add beauty to the town, build community and bridge generations by paying tribute to over 200 years of Naperville history through a diverse collection of murals, mosaics, sculptures and more.

Learn more about 50-plus pieces of Naperville public art at www.centurywalk.org.

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