Let's Go Swimming
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Let's Go Swimming in Clay

The following article describes the work.

The Evansville Courier and Journal, March 28, 1926

Article was typed as it was worded in the newspaper.

Local Sculptor Does Tom, Huck in Stone

A recent artistic creation of George H. Honig, Evansville's well known sculptor, Mercantile Bank building, is a group of two boys after the Mark Twain type of Tom and Huck. Its legend is "Let's go swimmin'." It will be carved out of Bedford stone with figures five feet high, and erected by the Aquatic club in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Honig's latest contribution to art supplements his many notable carvings among which are the memorial group at Joliet, Ill. He recently completed patriotic medallions for installation in city schools. He is at work on a series of ornamental plaques of varied designs which may be used separately or as background for electrical wall fixtures.

Let's Go Swimming Park

This limestone statue is located just off Main Street at a small park near the entrance to the Carole Lombard Memorial Bridge. Photos taked October 23, 2007. GPS: N 41 degrees 04.702 minutes W 085 degrees 09.212 minutes

Carole Lombard Bridge

Entrance to the Carole Lombard Memorial Bridge near the statue.

Let's Go Swimming Park

Back side of the statue.

Let's Go Swimming Park

Front side of the statue. There are several plaques on the base, but they don't appear to have been made by Honig.

Let's Go Swimming Park

Close-up of the statue.