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Monday, March 4, 2024

Century Walk and Saint Valentine

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Not to be lost in the many stories told by Naperville Public art as presented by Century Walk are the multiple reminders of Valentines Day as displayed at our outdoor art museum throughout the community.

Saint Valentine was associated with love and marriage as are a trifecta of our public art locations. Perhaps in celebrating this day, you might wish to join with a loved one and reflect upon our renditions postulating romance, love and devotion of significant Naperville couples.

A Lifetime Together

“A Lifetime Together” (#17) located on the west side of Main Street between Chicago and Jackson Avenues is a bronze sculpture depicting the love story of Jane Latshaw and William “Billy” Scherer sitting on a park bench, holding hands, smiling at one another unaware of visitors, who may join them on the bench.

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Two in a Million

“Two in a Million” (#23) located at Rotary Plaza in Fredenhagen Park which is the site of the family’s once thriving dairy business, featuring the visionary businessman, Walter Fredenhagen and Grace, his wife and life partner, herself a visionary in the community.

Mr. and Mrs. Naperville

“Mr. and Mrs. Naperville” (#33) located along the Riverwalk, Northeast of the Millennium Carillon where the bronze sculpture pays tribute to one of Naperville‘s most influential couples, Harold and Margaret Moser, who were devoted to each other and to the community, leaving a 20th century Legacy of entrepreneurship and philanthropy that changed the local landscape forever.

Visit any one of the above or some other locations and you will surely get the feeling that “Love is in the Air!”

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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