Sam Houston (sculpture)

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Sam Houston
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Sam Houston in 2009
Artist Enrico Cerracchio
Year 1925 (1925)
Type Sculpture
Medium Bronze
Subject Sam Houston
Dimensions 6.1 m × 6.1 m × 2.7 m (20 ft × 20 ft × 9 ft)
Location Houston, Texas, United States
Coordinates 29°43′18″N 95°23′27″W / 29.72159°N 95.39096°W / 29.72159; -95.39096Coordinates: 29°43′18″N 95°23′27″W / 29.72159°N 95.39096°W / 29.72159; -95.39096
Owner City of Houston's Municipal Arts Commission

Sam Houston, also known as Sam Houston Monument,[1] is an outdoor bronze sculpture of Sam Houston by Enrico Cerracchio, located at the northwest corner of Hermann Park in Houston, Texas, in the United States.[2] The work is administered by the City of Houston's Municipal Arts Commission.

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Sam Houston was designed by Enrico Cerracchio in 1924 and dedicated in August 1925. The equestrian statue depicts Sam Houston atop his horse, wearing military attire and a long cape. He has a beard and points with his right arm.[2] The bronze sculpture measures approximately 20 feet (6.1 m) x 20 feet (6.1 m) x 9 feet (2.7 m), and is set on a gray granite arch base that measures approximately 25 feet (7.6 m) x 18 feet (5.5 m) x 9 feet (2.7 m) with a Lone Star on its keystone. Sam Houston is administered by the City of Houston's Municipal Arts Commission.[2]

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