Statues - Hither & Thither

United States of America
Minneapolis
Minnesota

Hennepin Avenue 1600
(Basilica of St. Mary)

Father Louis Hennepin

Father Louis Hennepin, O.F.M. baptized Antoine
Ath, Belgium 1626 - Rome c. 1701
missionary of the Franciscan Recollect order and explorer of the interior of North America
(Wikipedia)
Friedrich Thuma Jr.
1930

Minneapolis /  Father Louis Hennepin   Minneapolis /  Father Louis Hennepin

Description

Bronze statue with on the east side of the pedestal a relief of the discovery of St. Anthony Falls by Father Hennepin (after a c. 1905 painting by Douglas Volk, 1856-1935).

The discovery of St. Anthony Falls by Father Hennepin

Inscription(s)

HENNEPIN
1680 - 1930

On the west and north sides of the pedestal:
dedicated to
FATHER LOUIS HENNEPIN
missionary
explorer – historian
on the 250th anniversary
of his discovery of the
falls of st. anthony
beside whose flound waters
clustered
the pioneers of the
city of minneapolis
erected by
the knights of columbus
of minnesota

site donated by
the basilica of st. mary

On the south side of the pedestal:

let us praise
men of renown
ecclus 44-1

Signed (statue as well as relief): THVMA

Information Sign

father louis hennepin
1640 —— 1705
rededicated by the
knights of columbus of minn.
october 12, 1980

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 44°58'20" W 93°17'12"

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